FC Barcelona kicked off the New Year by continuing their unbeaten league run with a 3-0 victory over Levante which also saw Dembélé make his first start since returning from injury. Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Paulinho all scored to continue their keep their distance from other league rivals.
Match Stats (From Sport):
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto (Arnaiz, min.85), Vermaelen, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Paulinho, Iniesta (André Gomes, min. 76); Dembélé (Semedo, min.67), Messi & Suárez
Levante: Oier; Moore, Cabaco, Postigo, Luna; Doukouré, Lukic, Lerma (Rober Pier, min.62), Jason (Samu García, min.82), Ivi; y& Boateng (Nano Mesa, min.73)
Goals: 1-0, Messi (min. 12); 2-0, Luis Suárez (min.38); 3-0, Paulinho (min.90+3).
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
Cautions: Lerma (min. 8), Postigo (min.31), Boateng (min. 70) y a Rober Pier (min.84)