A match preview for the encounter between Barcelona and Levante.
Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona
When: Sunday, August 18, 6pm KO
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Barcelona kick off their campaign under the guidance of new coach Gerrardo Martino and they will be looking to re-establish some of the dominance they displayed under Pep Guardiola two years ago.
Buoyed at being able to keep a hold of Cesc Fabregas, they will also be given the chance to blood new signing Neymar into the side and the world will finally get the opportunity to see how he fits in alongside Lionel Messi.
Barca won this fixture by just a solitary goal last season, though the reverse fixture was a more one sided affair with the Catalan giants notching up four strikes to take the points. They will be hoping to hit the ground running this time around and wrack up a scoreline similar to that of the latter.
Levante will be handing a start to Austrian captain Andreas Ivanschitz after they confirmed his arrival from Bundesliga side Mainz earlier in the summer. He will no doubt give the Barcelona back line to worries with his trademark flicks and clever play in the hole.