On the eve of Madrid's return to the Ciutat de Valencia stadium, Mourinho had a litle dig at Barcelona in is pre-match press conference. "Winning at a place like Levante isn't only difficult for us. It's difficult for everybody. You remember how they lost their last game at home; I remember at least" said the Portuguese coach in clear reference to the 1-2 away win that Barcelona managed against them last season.
Pep Guardiola's Barça were losing 1-0, when Messi got an equalizer from a penalty awarded by Teixeira Vitienes for Botelho's push on Isaac Cuenca. It was a debatable decision which allowed Barcelona to keep in contention in a Liga that Real Madrid eventually won, breaking all records.