La Liga: Barcelona vs. Levante Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Barcelona vs. Levante Live Stream: Reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona will try to overcome key absences in defense when they meet Levante tonight at Camp Nou.
Captain Carles Puyol faces up to three games on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury while representing Catalonia in a friendly against Honduras on Tuesday. The 32-year-old central defender has suffered “a strain that will see him sidelined for over a week”, meaning he could be absent for two La Liga matches and one Copa del Rey fixture.
The Catalan giants are sitting at the top of the Primera Division and are in good form approaching tonight’s clash with Levante. However, Lionel Messi will also miss the game after coach Pep Guardiola allowed the world player of the year to extend his holidays. Gerard Pique is suspended after receiving a fifth yellow card in Cornella El-Prat, but Barca have welcomed back Gabriel Milito and Jeffren, who have both recovered from thigh problems.
Meanwhile, Xavi Hernandez is set to make his 549th official appearance for the Catalans, matching the club record set by former player Migueli. The 31-year-old midfielder debuted for the Blaugrana in 1998 and has been shortlisted along with team mates Messi and Andres Iniesta for the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
The match kicks-off at 18:00 CET.
UPDATE: Pedro scored twice as Barca beat Levante 2-1 to provisionally move five points clear of fierce rivals Real Madrid.