Jan 19, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Estadi Ciutat de Valencia
Levante
1-1
Barcelona
Vyntra (10')
Ivanschitz (82'), Juanfran (89'), Pinto (91')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Pique (19')
Mascherano (34')

Result: Barcelona held by Levante

Barcelona offer Atletico Madrid the opportunity to go top of La Liga by only drawing at Levante.

Barcelona have drawn in La Liga for the second straight game at Levante, offering Atletico Madrid the chance to take top spot later this evening.

Levante went in front in the 10th minute when Loukas Vyntra rose highest to plant Nabil El Zhar's corner past Victor Valdes.

Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014© Getty Images

Barca levelled with a similar goal before the 20th minute as Gerard Pique met Xavi's corner and found the bottom corner.

Chances were at a premium in the first half, with Xavi wasting the best opening by pulling Pedro's cutback wide.

Barca began the second half with plenty of the ball but didn't test Keylor Navas until after the hour mark when Lionel Messi's curling shot was kept out by the Costa Rican keeper.

Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez vies with Levante's Greek defender Nikos Karampelas during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014© Getty Images

Levante then almost went back in front when Pedro Lopez found himself unmarked in the area, but couldn't hit the target from Ruben Garcia's cross.

Despite Barca's possession, they were struggling to break Levante down and Andreas Ivanschitz came close to a spectacular winner, but his curling effort was beaten out by Valdes.

The visitors pressed for a late winner but Levante held strong to move up to 11th in the table.

Barca move a point clear of Atletico, who face Sevilla at home at 8pm.

Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
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