Barcelona returned to winning ways in the league by defeating Levante 2-1 to stay three points within touch of Real Madrid.
Ansu Fati was on song for the Catalan giants as his two first half goals was all Barcelona needed to secure three points at the Camp Nou despite being very wasteful.
Quique Setien prosecuted the game with 10 of the 11 players that started in the 5-0 hammering of Leganes in mid week.
But it was the young and fast rising Ansu Fati who made the difference for the side that is second on the Laliga Table.
Fati scored two quickfire goals in the 30th and 31st minutes to put Barcelona on the front foot, with both goals being engineered by Lionel Messi.
The young lad’s goals propelled him into Laliga record books.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2020
Nelson Semedo had his 36th minute strike hit the woodwork, while Antoine Griezmann could not tuck in the glorious chance presented to him at the stroke of half time.
Second half saw Barça maintain their dominant display and lion’s share of possession but the third goal continued to elude them.
It was Levante who instead got a goal back through midfielder, Rochina, in the 92nd minute.
Rochina had another chance to steal a point for the Valencia based side but his 94th minute left footed strike went over the bar.
The win ensured Barca avoided Levante doing a league double on them after losing the first leg 3-1 and they also recorded their 14th straight home win against Levante.
They however remain second with 46 points, three adrift of Real Madrid who had earlier secured a 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Barcelona’s hero of the night, Ansu Fati, had this to say after the game:
I have fulfilled a dream, I thank my teammates and the coach for a new opportunity. I am very grateful for the treatment of the dressing room. They help me a lot. I’m still young