PREVIEW - Levante – FC Barcelona

PREVIEW - Levante – FC Barcelona

The players visit the Ciutat de Valencia stadium for the last away match of the year

After finishing the group stage of the Champions League in midweek, FC Barcelona return to League action and want to end the year at the top of the standings. There are two games left to be played in the domestic championship before Christmas, the first of which is against Levante. Barça visit the City of Valencia stadium on Sunday, and they will return in January to play the same rival in the Copa del Rey Round of 16.

How to follow the game live

The game kicks off at 8.45pm CET. A list of broadcasters can be found here and these are the timetables for the rest of the world:

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The rival

Top scorer: Roger Martí (8 goals)
Coach: Paco López
Ex-blaugranes in the team: Oier and Rochina
La Liga record (2018/19): 22 points. 6W, 4D and 5L

Current form

#7 Levante —> L D W W D
#1 Barça —> W W W W D 

Interesting stats

- Barcelona have scored in each of their last 29 games as a visiting team in La Liga, just three shy of their best streak in the competition: 32 matches, achieved between February 2012 and September 2013.

- Currently tied with Xavi Hernández on 322 matches won in La Liga, Leo Messi can become the player with the most League wins in the history of the club (323) if Barça are victorious on Sunday.

The squad

Ter StegenSemedoPiquéI. RakiticSergioDenis SuárezCoutinhoArthurSuárezMessiO. DembéléCillessenLengletJordi AlbaMunirAleñáVidalVermaelen and Miranda.

FULL SQUAD INFO! More details on Ernesto Valverde's squad for #LevanteBarça, plus HIGHLIGHTS from Saturday's training session!

A duel in attack

Barça's Lionel Messi (11), and Levante's Roger Martí (8), are the players that have scored the most goals for their respective teams in the league in 2018. The last two from the Argentine came against Espanyol:

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