Levante hosted Barcelona in the 12th fixture of La Liga, looking to surprise the Catalans at their home turf, where they only lost once this season.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen conceded three goals in just seven minutes, a rare feat for perhaps the world’s best goalkeeper.
Levante struck Barca out of the blue and the Catalans couldn’t recover, especially after VAR ruled out Messi’s goal.
Interestingly so, Levante scored the first two goals by shooting in the same spot, to the right of Ter Stegen.
The strikes were stunning, but they were made with intent, too.
“I knew exactly what I had to do,” Jose Campana said, according to AS.
“We had been watching videos of his performances and that was in my head when the ball came to me.
Talking about the penalty against his team, Campana was honest, saying:
“It was a clear penalty.”
Even though the hosts were down 1-0 at the half, Lopez’s team showed a true fighting spirit.
“We knew that if we did the same thing as we had done in Anoeta we’d turn it around and that’s what happened.
“We were pretty even in the first half and although they went ahead it was close. We went for it and it worked out for us.
“If you don’t run yourself into the floor in this job it’s always difficult.”
After a heroic win, Levante rose to the seventh in the league table.
New challenges still await Levante, as they travel North to face Athletic Bilbao.
As for the Catalans, they are still at the top, tied with Real Madrid with 22 points each.