Barcelona rested several stars in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night and lost the first leg to Levante. It might make sense to focus elsewhere.
"In the first half, we came out asleep and they were able to take advantage of that, putting us on the ropes with two goals," Busquets said.
With many starters, including Lionel Messi rested, Philippe Coutinho and Malcom scuffed a huge chance to impress in the Copa del Rey at Levante.
Levante ran out shock 2-1 winners against Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 matchup on Thursday night.
Real Madrid coach Santi Solari said that Wednesday's 3-0 Copa del Rey last 16 first leg win against Leganes at the Bernabeu could "liberate" them.
Santi Solari and Real Madrid needed a win in the worst way, and in the Copa del Rey against Leganes, they got it thanks in large to young Vinicius.
Real Madrid pulled away from Leganes in the second half for a 3-0 win in their Copa del Rey first-leg tie on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid earned a 1-1 draw away to Girona in a chaotic and entertaining Copa del Rey last 16 first-leg match on Wednesday.
Nick Blackman came off the bench to score the winner as Sporting Gijon beat floundering Valencia 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie.
Having not started any of Solari's first seven games as Madrid coach, Isco came into a much rotated XI and found the net with a trademark strike.
Real Madrid trounced third division side Melilla 6-1 in a Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg on Thursday, completing a 10-1 aggregate victory.
Former regulars Isco and Marco Asensio starred in the Copa del Rey as they try to work their way back into Santi Solari's good graces.
Denis Suarez struck twice for Copa del Rey holders Barcelona as they thrashed Cultural Leonesa 4-1 to progress to the round of 16 5-1 on aggregate.
A second-half salvo from Atletico Madrid helped them sweep past Sant Andreu 4-0 on Wednesday and into the Copa del Rey round of 16 5-0 on aggregate.
Melilla have to use three different modes of transport to travel from Africa's north coast -- just to complete a cup tie they're already losing 4-0.
It was a night for Barcelona's youngsters as the La Liga leaders easily handled Cultural Leonesa in Copa del Rey action.
Ernesto Valverde picked a team of youngsters and squad players against Cultural Leonesa. Some responded to the call, others did not.
Holders Barcelona scraped a 1-0 win at third-tier Cultural Leonesa thanks to Clement Lenglet's late header in their Copa del Rey first-leg match.
Alvaro Odriozola's composed performance in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey win over Melilla suggested the potential for a larger role under Santi Solari.
Solari said the decisive win in his first game in temporary charge was "the fruit" of his players' positivity and commitment.
Santiago Solari got off to the perfect start as Real Madrid's interim coach when his side thrashed Melilla 4-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Gelson Martins netted his first goal for Atletico Madrid to help Diego Simeone's side scrape a 1-0 win at fourth-tier Sant Andreu on Tuesday.
Ernesto Valverde will hand opportunities to Barcelona's fringe players and youngsters when they travel to Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey.