Levante vs Barcelona

Spanish La Liga: Barcelona survives 3 penalties, falls back to second place

Barcelona's Pedri, left, lost his boot as Levante's son tries to tackle him during a Spanish La Liga match between Levante and Barcelona

At the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, April 10, 2022.  (AP photo/Alberto Saiz)

Levante ranked second to last in the Spanish league.  Not giving three penalty kicks was also enough to stop Barcelona's impressive run.

Barcelona registered a 3-2 win against Levante in the second-to-last in the Spanish league on Sunday, with substitute Luc de Jong scoring in stoppage time after the Catalan club conceded three penalties in the second half.

The win extended Barcelona's unbeaten run to 15 matches in all competitions and propelled the team to second place in the league after being leapfrogged by Sevilla on Saturday.

Not giving even three penalty kicks in the second half was enough to halt Barcelona's impressive run as the Catalan club won 3-2

Barcelona are 12 points behind leaders Real Madrid with one game.  Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 on Saturday.

t will be tough to fight for the title because Madrid are not making many mistakes,” said Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez.