Levante defends its third place in League F during the visit of leader FC Barcelona


The duel between Levante UD and FC Barcelona will surely mark the twenty-second day of the F League 2023-2024, a key match for the ‘granotas’ options in their fight to be in the next Champions League and from which they could take advantage both Real Madrid and Madrid CFF and Atlético de Madrid.

Levante UD can boast of being the only one that this year in the domestic season has been able to stop the almost unstoppable leader, who could not go from a discreet draw to a goal in the first round match held at the Johan Cruyff and who will seek revenge in the Ciutat de València.

The ‘granotas’ became the first F League team to get something positive from the Blaugrana fiefdom since its inauguration and, in the midst of the apparent debate about the competitiveness of the championship and the lack of real level to stand up to the current champion , they will try to repeat those performances, with the complicated mission of improving them and getting a win, which is the only thing that would keep them without depending on anyone in their third position.

For its part, FC Barcelona arrives in Valencia after confirming the title last Sunday at the Alfredo di Stéfano, where it defeated Real Madrid with authority (0-3), and after reaching the semi-finals of the League of Champions after beating the Norwegian Brann 3-1 against whom Patri Guijarro and Salma Paralluelo rotated starters.

Waiting for Levante to stumble will be Real Madrid, who want to once again escape into second place, where José Luis Sánchez Vera’s team still has a six-point lead despite their setback against the leader, against whom they could not again seem too competitive.

Before facing the international break, Alberto Toril’s team will try to escape again during their visit to a Villarreal team that is fighting to get away from relegation and that has already created problems for them on other occasions, such as in their visit to the Madrid stadium where they fell in the minute 90.

And behind Levante UD is a Madrid CFF that could take away its precious third position, which is only one point away, although to do so it will have to win on its visit to a Granada, second to last, but that has improved and that will not make things easier for them. his stadium. Atlético de Madrid will also want to take advantage of the weekend, fifth, four points behind the ‘granotas’ and with new coach, Arturo Ruiz, against another team that is also fighting to avoid relegation like Valencia.

In addition, the other team currently on the best streak apart from Barça, Athletic Club, will look for its sixth consecutive victory against a Levante Las Planas that has not won since last November 12, while Sevilla and Real Sociedad will fight at the Jesús Navas in another apparently attractive duel. The day is completed with the visit of Costa Adeje Tenerife to last-place Sporting Club Huelva, and with the direct duel in the bottom zone between Betis, penultimate with 15 points, and SD Eibar, thirteenth with 19.