Barcelona loses in Levante after the collapse of the second half

VALENCIA: the league champions Barcelona fell in a clash 1-3 defeat I raised on Saturday after taking the lead, but then conceded three times in the space of seven minutes in the second half.

Barça had returned to the top of the table hitting Real Valladolid 5-1 in the middle of the week and was in a comfortable position when Lionel messi converted a penalty in the 38th minute.

Their problems began when Luis Suarez was taken off injured a few moments later and they collapsed in the second half, with I raised scoring with all of their first three shots on target.

José Campana leveled in the 61st minute after a quick fire counterattack after winning the ball in the middle of Barça, then former Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral put them ahead in 63 with an excellent blow from outside the area .

Nemanja Radoja He gave the home team more room to breathe with a third goal in 67 in the volley after a free kick, while Messi put the ball in the net later to briefly give Barça hope, but the goal was ruled out of game. Antoine Griezmann after a VAR review.

It was Barça's third defeat in the campaign and they still lead the standings with 22 points after 11 games, but Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid can beat the Catalans if they win their games later on Saturday.