Sep 21, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Estadi Ciutat de Valencia
Levante
0-5
Barcelona

Luis Morales (39')
Vyntra (41')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Neymar (34'), Rakitic (44'), Ramirez (57'), Pedro (64'), Messi (77')
Mascherano (36'), Busquets (43')

Result: Barcelona return to top of La Liga with Levante hammering

Barcelona go back to the top of the La Liga table with a 5-0 win over Levante this evening.

Barcelona went back to the top of La Liga with a convincing 5-0 win over Levante this evening.

Neymar opened the scoring on 34 minutes when Lionel Messi split the Levante defence open with a through-ball, and the Brazilian finished off the move by taking it past goalkeeper Jesus Fernandez and tapping it into an empty net.

With the first half drawing to a close, Barca doubled their advantage through Croatian international Ivan Rakitic.

Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona celebrates scoring with his teammate Lionel Messi during the La Liga match against Levante on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

The former Sevilla star let fly with a powerful half-volley outside the box to put Luis Enrique's side firmly in the driving seat at the break.

Following the restart, Sandro made it 3-0 after Messi teed up the youngster, and Pedro scored the fourth when he tapped in after good work from Jordi Alba.

A difficult evening for Levante got worse when Messi made it 5-0 with a chip over Jesus after the keeper had thrown the ball straight to the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Levante's midfielder Victor Camarasa (L) vies with Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior during the Spanish league football match on September 21, 2014
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