Barcelona vs. Levante: 3 Reactions from Nailbiting Win at the Camp Nou

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Barcelona vs. Levante: 3 Reactions from Nailbiting Win at the Camp Nou
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Barcelona squeaked past Levante with a 1-0 victory at the Camp Nou, thanks to a late strike from Cesc Fabregas.

Despite dominating possession (as they have now for the last 301 games), chances were at a premium and Barcelona didn't look like the free-flowing side that thrashed Zaragoza or Mallorca over the last two rounds.

The Blaugrana were relatively comfortable at the back, with Eric Abidal making his first start since coming back into the team, partnering Adriano at centre-half.

But Barcelona were frustrated by Levante's rearguard going forward. David Villa and Andres Iniesta in particular played well below their usual standards, with the former missing a penalty after a quarter hour and the latter misplacing more passes than he has all season.

All in all, things didn't really go as Barcelona and their supporters expected. What did we learn from the match?

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