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Barcelona 2-1 Levante: Pedro brace extends lead to five points over Real Madrid

A brace from Pedro Rodriguez ensured no Christmas hangover for Barcelona as Pep Guardiola's side created a five-point gap between themselves and Real Madrid at the La Liga summit.

The champions had to construct a makeshift back-four due to the absence of Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol, who were both out due to suspension and injury respectively.

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