Barcelona’s hopes of going a complete La Liga season were snuffed out in dramatic fashion on Sunday night, with lowly Levante securing a shock 5-4 victory at the Estadi Ciutat de València.
With only two games left to play ahead of their clash with Levante, Barca looked on course to register an ‘Invincible’ season of their own.
However, the La Liga giants, who rested Lionel Messi for the fixture, were stunned by a Levante side 16th in the table.
Emmanuel Boateng opened the scoring on nine minutes from close-range.
The Ghanaian striker then doubled his side’s lead on the half-hour mark to shock the visitors.
Philippe Coutinho got one back for Barca before half-time, courtesy of a cracking strike from just outside the box.
However, soon after the break, Enis Bardhi got in on the act for the hosts, making it 3-1 via a superb effort from the edge of the box.
The incredible game then saw Levante score again, with Boateng completing his hat-trick.
Macedonian midfielder Bardhi then bagged his second of the game to put the side from Valencia 5-1 up.
Barca did their best to fight back, with Coutinho scoring another two to complete his hat-trick, with the first of those two goals coming just before the hour-mark.
Coutinho’s hat-trick goal came soon after, courtesy of yet another stunning strike from the Brazilian.
Ernesto Valverde’s continued to attack and got another goal on 71 minutes, with Luis Suarez converting from the penalty spot after Busquets was fouled in the box.
An incredible finale to the game saw six yellows dished out, however, Barcelona couldn’t get that all-important equaliser.
The game would end 5-4 to the hosts, with Barca’s dreams of an unbeaten season shattered in their first league defeat in 44 games.
Just shows how important Messi is to the Catalan giants.