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Saturday November 16 2019
Paco Lopez renews contract with Levante

Levante boss Paco Lopez has renewed his contract with the club until June 2023.

Sources in Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo have confirmed a deal has been agreed, between Lopez and the club, with a clause inserted into the deal that would allow early termination if Levante were relegated from La Liga. 

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Saturday November 9 2019
Luis Suarez passed fit for Barcelona's clash with Celta Vigo
Barcelona have been boosted by the return to fitness of striker Luis Suarez, ahead of their La Liga tie with Celta Vigo tonight.
 
The Uruguayan international was withdrawn in the first half, during La Blaugrana's 3-1 defeat at Levante last weekend.
 
Ernesto Valverde confirmed in his post match press conference that Suarez was suffering from calf pain, and would miss the subsequent 0-0 Champions League draw at home to Slavia Prague.
 
However, he has now been passed fit by the
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Wednesday November 6 2019
Levante without a goalkeeper for Athletic Bilbao trip due to polling station duty

Levante will be without a senior goalkeeper against Athletic Bilbao this weekend as Aitor Fernandez is working at a polling station.

The Spain national elections take place this weekend and Fernandez is working at his local polling station, while his back-up Oier is out injured.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Barcelona's Luis Suarez suffers injury scare in Levante defeat

Barcelona will await result of medical tests in the morning, following an injury to Luis Suarez in the 3-1 La Liga defeat at Levante.

The Uruguayan has struggled with knee and calf problems so far this season, and he indicated to the bench that he needed to come off after just 40 minutes at the Ciutat de Valencia.

Carles Perez replaced the 32-year old, who showed his frustration in an angry exchange with one of the club's medical staff at the side of the pitch.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Ernesto Valverde admits to concerns over Barcelona's away form

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has conceded that he is growing concerned about his team's away form.

He has consistently stated that La Blaugrana must learn how to win at difficult opponents in La Liga, but he was frustrated at full time, following their 3-1 defeat at Levante.

Lionel Messi put the Catalan side 1-0 up before half time at the Ciutat de Valencia, but second half goals from Jose Campana, Real Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral and Nemanja Radoja snatched the three points for the hosts.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Antoine Griezmann bemoans lack of Barcelona response in Levante defeat

Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann believes his side were unable to react to Levante's second half onslaught, as they lost 3-1 at the Ciutat de Valencia.

Lionel Messi put the defending La Liga champions ahead from the penalty spot in the first half, however goals from Jose Campana, Borja Mayoral and Nemanja Radoja secure a dramatic turnaround for the hosts.

Barcelona shell shocked by the rapid response of their hosts, and were unable to muster up a reaction of their own, much to the frustration of Griezmann.

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Saturday November 2 2019
LA LIGA LIVE: LEVANTE V BARCELONA

Barcelona head to Levante in La Liga action today - Follow our LIVE blog for all the latest action.

 

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Saturday November 2 2019
Ousmane Dembele misses Barcelona clash with Levante
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has been left out of the squad to face Levante today.
 
The French international was originally suspended for three La Liga games, following his red card in the 4-0 win at home to Sevilla on October 6th.
 
Following an appeal against his charge of using offensive language towards a match official at the Camp Nou, the ban was reduced to two games.
 
However, despite his availability for the trip to the Ciutat de Valencia, manager Ernesto Valverde has
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Friday November 1 2019
Levante dangerous for Barcelona, warns Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has warned his players that the weekend trip to Levante will be a complicated match.

The Blaugrana have lost at the ground twice in recent years including a memorable 5-4 loss late in the 2017-18 campaign.

Valverde’s side were also edged out at Levante in their Copa del Rey tie last season - even though the Catalan giants progressed over the course of the two legs.

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Sunday October 6 2019
Leganes ask to repeat Levante game due to VAR mistake

Leganes president Victoria Pavon has demanded her side’s match against Levante be repeated following VAR controversy.

Levante were awarded a penalty in Butarque in the 44th minute of Saturday’s clash, with replays suggesting the foul had been made outside the penalty area and VAR said not to be functioning properly.

The Valencia-based side ran out 2-1 victors with Roger Marti converting the subsequent penalty just before half-time to open the scoring for Paco Lopez’s side.

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