Barcelona win 5-0 at 10-man Levante

(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Lionel Messi shrugged off a missed penalty and another injury to Neymar by scoring one goal and setting up two more to lead Barcelona to a 5-0 rout at 10-man Levante on Sunday as it stayed top of the Spanish league.

Messi set up Neymar for the 34th-minute opener before flubbing a spot kick in the 42nd after being fouled by Loukas Vyntra, who was sent off.

Barcelona didn't blink, however, and two minutes later Ivan Rakitic scored his first goal for Barcelona with a blistering strike from outside the area.


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