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In-form Levante in the way as Barca look for unbeaten season

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have to avoid defeat in just two more games in order to become the first Spanish side in history to go an entire season in the without tasting defeat.

takes the league champions down the to on Sunday where they will face an in-form Levante in the Ciudad de stadium in a game which could be more complicated than many Barca fans may think, reports

Levante were fourth from bottom of the table when Paco Lopez replaced as coach, but the former B-team has worked a minor miracle, winning 7 of the 9 games he has been in charge to steer the team to safety.

Lopez has given confidence to the club's more attacking players with in outstanding form and a real danger from set pieces.

travel after beating Villarreal 5-1 in midweek in a game where they once again showed their threat in attack and where finally began to show by the club which paid so much money to sign him last summer.

Dembele scored Barca's last two goals on the night and could keep his place in the starting 11, even though will return after kicking off Wednesday on the subs' bench.

Sergi Roberto meanwhile will serve the second game of the four-game ban he was given by the for the red card he saw in last Sunday's 'Clasico' against Real

Sunday could also see January signing given a chance to play as has not recovered from the he suffered against Real Madrid, although whether Valverde will partner Mina with or Gerard Pique, who on Friday was in to watch the Mutua Open with Real Madrid players, and is still to be decided.

Barca aim to make history and for that reason Valverde will be demanding full concentration from his side on Sunday.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 18:36 IST