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Feb 3, 2020

The very fact that it was the youngest member for the eleven who secured this victory for Barcelona gives a lot of hope for Barcelona for the future under Setién. With a solid victory, which wasn't devoid of issues, Barcelona remained on the heels of league leaders Real Madrid.

Ansu Fati Brace Secures Barcelona an Essential Victory that inspires Hope #AnsuFati #FCBarcelona

FC Barcelona - 2 | Levante - 1

Barcelona kept their pursuit of league leaders Real Madrid with a not so spectacular 2-1 victory over Levante at the Camp Nou. Ansu Fati, the young start from Barcelona B scored twice in the first half to secure Barcelona's victory. Levante scored a late consolation in the injury time through Rochen, which was clearly justified for their efforts of the second half.

Ansu Fati scored both his goals from Lionel Messi assists. Even though Messi was instrumental in creating the chances, the finishing from the youngster showed why he is rated so high in footballing circles.

Barcelona Produced a Master Class First Half Display

With Vidal out injured, Setién went with a midfield of Rakitic, Busquets and De Jong. Alba, Pique, Lenglet, and Semedo made up the defense. Ansu Fati, Griezmann and Messi remained the front trio. The team was lined up in a traditional 4-3-3 formation, which saw both the full-backs pushing forward.

The first half display was quite an exhibition from the Barcelona side. We took some time to really threaten Levante who was lined up in a neat 4-4-2 defensive formation. But once we started making inroad, it was a question of how many we were going to put past the keeper.

Lionel Messi was well marked by the Levante defense, but not good enough to prevent him from setting up the goals. The two goals were set up in two minutes time frame with impeccable passes. Ansu Fati did brilliantly with the finishes, which wasn't easy in the first place.

Barcelona Struggled to Control Second Half

If you look at the statistics from the match, one will never see anything which rings an alarm in Barcelona's second-half performance. But there were, enough of them! Barcelona looked to have taken the foot of the pedal in the second half, and that resulted in Levante creating nice openings.

It wasn't like we were getting overrun, no far from it. We were creating chances on the other hand! But the game was too much open for Barcelona's and the coach's liking. Ter Stegan was called upon to make a fair amount of saves to keep the scoreline in parity was a testimonial to Levante's efforts.

They clearly had the chances to equalize the scoreline. Barcelona meanwhile was being extremely complacent, and once again Messi was having an off day when it comes to finishing. Luckily for us, we were not made to pay up for the lax attitude.

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