Levante vs. Barcelona: Winners and Losers from La Liga

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Levante vs. Barcelona: Winners and Losers from La Liga
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Luis Suarez fights for possession during Barcelona's 2-0 win over Levante.

Barcelona restored their three-point lead at the top of the Primera Division thanks to a 2-0 away win at Levante on Sunday—but they didn't have it all their own way at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.

The battle between the teams at the bottom and top of the table turned out to be a lot closer than many would have expected prior to kick-off.

The visitors were dominant early on, taking the lead when Jordi Alba's cross from the left was deflected into his own goal by Levante defender David Navarro after 22 minutes.

However, the Blaugrana were forced to weather a storm to retain their lead through to half-time.

Levante—who had not recorded a victory over their opponents since Jan. 2004—were unlucky to see a Jose Luis Morales effort hit the post and stay out before the break.

Luis Enrique's visitors continued to be sluggish in the second half, but a goal in stoppage time from Luis Suarez made sure the manager would celebrate his 100th game in charge with a victory.

The result also saw Barcelona extend their unbeaten run to 28 matches, tying the club record, according to ESPN Stats & Info on Twitter.

Here Bleacher Report picks out the winners and losers from the fixture.

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