Lionel Messi admitted Barcelona were unlucky as they drew 1-1 with Levante on Sunday evening.
The gap between the top three in La Liga is now just one point after the Blaugrana dropped two against the Valencian outfit.
“It’s a shame, we did everything possible to win but they closed themselves off at the back and they didn’t give us any space,” he told the club’s official website.
“It’s a difficult stadium to play in, but we tried. We did enough to deserve the win, we just lacked a bit of luck.”
Barca will visit Levante again on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey.:“I think Levante will play the same way on Wednesday.”