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You can understand the reasoning behind Barcelona resting players.
The two-legged Copa del Rey games, the league and the Champions League mean that the full squad is needed to ensure they remain competitive in all competitions.
But you can question Joaquin Caparros' mentality. They have shown what they are capable of against a full-strength Barca, so it makes you wonder why it wasn't a stronger first 11.
Levante sit in 12th, eight points from the relegation zone and nine points from a Europa place. A run of results could send them in either direction.
The home side made seven changes for the game, whilst Barca made eight.