Barca’s dream of finishing the season with an unbeaten record met a late end as Levante spoilt their party with a 5-4 victory that saw the Catalans drop 3 points for the first time this season.
It was a thriller game that saw nine goals in 90 minutes with the host taking the lead against a Barca side that played without Lionel Messi.
Emmanuel Boateng scored his first hat-trick for club inflicting pains on Ernesto Valverde’s first league defeat as Barcelona boss.
The host took a 5-1 lead but all effort made by Barca to get a draw proved abortive as the Catalans only managed to score thrice leaving the scoreline at 5-4.
No team have gone an entire Spanish top flight season unbeaten since the 1930s, when there were only 18 games in a season.