Valdés in the game against Levante / PHOTO: ÁLEX CAPARRÓS - FCB

FC Barcelona won another match at the Camp Nou in style, this time against Levante (5-0). Cesc Fàbregas scored a brace giving Barça a 2-0 lead after 30 minutes of play. The youngster, Isaac Cuenca, scored the third just before the break and in the second half Messi and Alexis both bagged goals. With these 5 goals, the team has scored 39 goals and conceded none at the Camp Nou. Víctor Valdés, pleased with the good form at home said, “no one expected this kind of streak at the beginning of the season.” The keeper went on to say, “this says a lot about the team and our willingness to work hard.” With that said, Valdés highlighted tonight’s rival and their phenomenal run in the League so far: “we had more work than usual at home. Levante is a great team and they made it difficult for us during certain parts of the match.”

Focused on BATE with the clásico looming

When asked about next week's match against Real Madrid, Valdés gave preference to the match against BATE Borisov next Tuesday. However, the keeper did say, “the game at the Bernabéu is always different, it’ll be nothing like the game against Levante.”

Cesc Fàbregas echoed his keeper: “We have to focus on the Champions League. After that, the clásico.” The midfielder went on to say, “Madrid may be the most on form team of the world, but we’ll try to play our best to beat them.”

Player’s statements after the match:

Isaac Cuenca:

“I’ve adapted little by little to the team, now I’m more calm when I go out onto the field. I always fight to be in the starting lineup.”

“It would be a dream to play against Madrid, but it’s also been a dream to play all of these games.”

(On the 39-0 record at home): “We always attack and thanks to the size of the pitch it’s easier to have chances and score goals.”


“It’s always good to win, but the simple fact of playing for this Club should give you enough self-esteem and confidence.”

“I’ve played in the three defender formation a lot, in the middle and on the right and I feel comfortable with it.”

“We’ll play well against BATE because a lot of people dream of playing in the Champions League and you always have to respect your opponent.”

“Madrid was just as good last season, now that they are leaders people highlight their quality.”

Puyol, substituted as a precautionary measure

Puyol became dizzy after colliding with Levante’s Koné and asked to be substituted as a precautionary measure. He started to feel better in the dressing room and he's fully recovered.

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