Jan. 11 (Bulletinstandard) — Levante knocked off Barcelona on the energy of two first half targets within the first leg of the Copa del Rey in Valencia, Spain.
Levante acquired scores from Erick Cabaco (4′) and Borja Mayoral (18′) within the 2-1 win over the La Liga energy at Ciutat de Valencia. Philippe Coutinho had Barcelona’s lone tally, netting a penalty kick within the 85th minute.
Ruben Rochina assisted Cabaco for first blood. Rochina lined up for a free kick on the play. He despatched in a feed from the highest of the field, curving it in for the defender, who headed a shot previous Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen.
Emmanuel Boateng discovered Mayoral 14 minutes later for a two purpose cushion. Boateng performed a good looking by means of ball to his fellow ahead whereas in a good area within the Barcelona field throughout that sequence. Mayoral collected the go and pushed a shot into the far submit netting, regardless of being smothered by a number of defenders.
Denis Suarez was taken down within the field to immediate Coutinho’s penalty strive. The Brazilian star ripped the chance into the left aspect of the online, beating a diving Aitor Fernandez.
Barcelona battles Eibar at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at Camp Nou in Barcelona earlier than returning to Copa del Rey motion. Levante travels for the second leg in opposition to Barcelona at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Camp Nou.