Cesc nets late winner as Barcelona defeat Levante
Cesc Fabregas struck the winner in Barcelona's 1-0 triumph over Levante.
Fabregas' 84th-minute strike earned a below-par Barcelona a narrow victory over Levante at the Nou Camp to restore the Catalan club's 13-point advantage at the Primera Division summit.
David Villa had seen a 16th-minute penalty saved by Keylor Navas, and that looked like it would prove a costly miss as Barca - perhaps with one eye on Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich - struggled to break down a spirited Levante defence before Fabregas' late breakthrough.
Full-back Eric Abidal made his first start for Barca since February 2012, having undergone liver surgery last year, and looked an assured presence throughout the 90 minutes.