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Levante vs Barcelona: Hosts seek to limit result so they have a chance in return leg

10:12, 10 Jan 2019

Levante have the biggest task of the week when they welcome Barcelona to the Estadi Ciutat de València for the first leg of the Copa Del Rey round of 16 this Thursday. The hosts will look to create a result that can give them a chance when they travel to the Camp Nou net week.

It never is very wise to try and outplay Barca, but Levante are known to be a daring side that don’t just sit back and defend. They will however apply a direct approach in this one, trying to use every possession to create a quick attack. For this, they have the fast passing Jose Morales in midfield and the clinical Roger Marti in attack.

The Catalans know they are favourites in this tie and will look to underline that fact with a win. Ernesto Valverde will probably rotate the side a little bit, but one man who seems to be becoming a permanent feature is Ousmane Dembele.