• Levante suffered their heaviest ever La Liga defeat in this season’s return meeting with Barcelona (7-0).
  • Los Granotas have only won one league game against Barcelona in their history (D3 L13); it came back in October 1964 and remains their biggest ever top-flight win (5-1).
  • The side from Orriols have failed to score in each of their last three meetings with Barca.
  • Lionel Messi (two goals, one assist) and Cesc Fabregas (two assists) contributed to five of Barcelona’s seven goals against Levante in the first round of games.
  • Indeed, Lionel Messi has only scored one brace in La Liga this season and it came against Levante; he scored a league-high 14 last term.
  • Joaquin Caparros has never won a home game against Barcelona as a La Liga manager (D5 L7); his only victory came at the Camp Nou as Sevilla manager (3-0 in 2002).
  • Barcelona have only lost one of their last 15 away league games (in Bilbao).
  • Levante have won their last two home league games (2-1 v Elche, 1-0 v Malaga), with all three goals scored by David Barral.
  • Tata Martino’s side have the highest possession figure (67%) in La Liga this season and have made the most touches (16631) and passes (12473). Joaquin Caparros’s side are bottom of all three categories (37%, 9262 and 5303 respectively).
  • Gerardo Martino is the first Argentinean manager to be top of La Liga after the first round of games since Jorge Valdano with Real Madrid in 1995/96.