Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the match in the second half, beating Aitor Fernandez with the help of the post. It is only the Argentine’s fifth league goal of the season, which isn’t much compared to his high standards.

Leo Messi scored the winning

Jordi Alba knew whom to thank as Barcelona beat 1-0 Levante in LaLiga on Sunday night. Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the match in the second half, beating Aitor Fernandez with the help of the post. It is only the Argentine’s fifth league goal of the season, which isn’t much compared to his high standards. “The attackers go through spells,” Jordi Alba told reporters after the game. “We know that if we give him the ball, he can create danger. Leo won our game today with his goal.”

“I think we showed up and did an excellent job. We need to get the most of the remaining points.” Barcelona are now 9 points behind Real Sociedad in the top spot in LaLiga, and their left-back is looking to move up the table. “If we do everything well, we will move higher,” added Jordi Alba. “We’ve lost points that we shouldn’t have made. There are teams next to the top this season that usually aren’t there. That is important for LaLiga.”