The ESPN FC panel discuss the manner in which Barca’s 43-match unbeaten streak in La Liga came to end, without Lionel Messi on the team sheet.
ESPN FC’s global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. This week’s No. 1 ended Barcelona’s quest for an unbeaten season in La Liga, with a hat trick in the Blaugrana’s surprise defeat.
1. Emmanuel Boateng | Levante
Why he’s here: Barcelona hadn’t lost to Levante in La Liga since 1964; their trip to Valencia should’ve been a formality a week before the league’s final matchday, with hopes of an unbeaten campaign high. Boateng’s hat trick changed all that, dooming the Blaugrana…