Barcelona coach fumes over Levante defeat
La Liga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 14/05/2018
For Barcelona, it was a case of so near and yet so far as their hopes of going all the way in the La Liga this season without losing a match has been thwarted.After escaping defeat against Real Madrid in the El Clasico recently, many thought Barcelona can do the invincible, but they were handed a rude shock on Sunday; losing 5-4 to Levante at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.Ghanaian star Emmanuel Boateng did most of the havoc against Barcelona; scoring a hat-trick in the highly-entertaining though feisty tie which produced a whopping 12 yellow cards.
Though he scored one of the goals, Luis Suarez missed a chance to level as the clock ticked down and next weekend's title celebration at home to Real Sociedad will now be a slightly less joyous occasion."I'm very angry not to finish unbeaten but there's nothing I can do about it," Valverde told beIN Sport. "We have to look forward."It was an amazing game with great effectiveness from our rival. We had a good reaction, we went forward, reduced the deficit and were close to a draw several times."The match has been determined by a crazy 10 minutes at the start of the second half."