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Sergio Busquets Admits Barcelona's La Liga Title Hopes are 'Practically Over'

Ali Shibil Roshan
May 12, 2021, 3:05 PM GMT+5:30
Busquets admitted Barcelona's La Liga titles hopes are practically over Levante draw
Busquets admitted Barcelona's La Liga titles hopes are practically over Levante draw / JOSE JORDAN/Getty Images
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Sergio Busquets admitted FC Barcelona's La Liga title hopes are 'practically over' after they twice blew the lead to draw 3-3 at Levante.

Goals from Lionel Messi and Pedri put Barcelona up by two goals in the first-half, and they seemed to be heading towards a comfortable victory. However, the Catalans conceded two goals in short span after the break - on 57 and 59 minutes - to blow the lead, before Ousmane Demebele put them ahead again five minutes later, but only to be cancelled out by a late goal from Sergio Leon.

The result leaves Barcelona second in the table; a point behind league leaders Atletico Madrid and one ahead of third-placed Real Madrid, both whom have a game in hand. With just two games left, Barcelona's title hopes are all but over as they not only need to win both fixtures, but also need Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid to drop five and two points respectively from their remaining matches.

Busquets admitted Barcelona 'don't have much of a chance' to win La Liga now, and said they 'concede goals too easily'.

"We don't have much of a chance now," he told Movistar [via ESPN] after draw against Levante. "It will depend on our rivals, but this is our own fault, [bad] decisions, a lack of concentration. We concede goals too easily.

"We don't feel good because it was always going to be difficult, but we wanted to put pressure on those at the top. We had the lead, but as has happened this season, [Levante] scored goals too easily. The point doesn't mean much because that's the league practically over for us. We've dropped too many points to fight for the title."

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