Lopez proud of Levante win against under-strength Barcelona

Lopez proud of Levante win against under-strength Barcelona

11-Jan-2019 08:37:43 | Yahoo Sports

Barcelona fielded a much-changed XI for their Copa del Rey trip to Levante, whose head coach Paco Lopez was nonetheless delighted with a surprise 2-1 win. There was no Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez in the squad for the holders, who have lifted the trophy in each of the past four seasons, while Gerard Pique was also missing. Levante raced into a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes through Erick Cabaco and Real Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral, only to see Barca grab a potentially crucial away goal through Philippe Coutinho's late penalty.

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