La Liga, Barcelona held 3-3 by Levante: Records broken
Barcelona were involved in a six-goal thriller against Levante in gameweek 36 of La Liga 2020-21 season. With two successive draws, Barca's hopes of winning the title this season suffered a severe setback. Leaders Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand, can now open a four-point lead over the Lionel Messi-led side. Here we present the key records scripted.
Barca held by Levante in six-goal thriller
Lionel Messi put Barca ahead with a well-controlled low volley before they doubled their lead. Pedri found the net after converting Ousmane Dembele's cross. Levante's Gonzalo Melero pulled one back with an equalizer before Jose Luis Morales volleyed in for 2-2. The visitors retook the lead with Dembele's powerful shot, but Sergio Leon got a late equalizer as the match ended 3-3.
Boost for Atletico after Barca fail to win their match
Barca move up to second for the time being. They have amassed 76 points and are below Atletico (77). Real Madrid occupy the third place with 75 points but have a game in hand. Leaders Atletico have three matches left and will become Spanish champions for the first time since 2013-14 if they win all of them.
Notable records scripted by Barca
Barcelona have now lost more points from winning positions than any other team in La Liga since gameweek 32 (5). They dropped three points against Granada and now two against Levante. Ousmane Dembele registered his 30th career goal for Barcelona. Notably, he has scored 15 with his right foot and the other 15 with his left.
Messi smashes these feats
Lionel Messi extended his La Liga goals tally to 29 this season. The senior player has 37 goals in all competitions this season. Notably, Messi is now the second-joint highest scorer across competitions in Europe's top 5 leagues, equaling Kylian Mbappe's tally. Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has the most goals (46). Messi has 473 La Liga goals and 671 in total for Barca.