The hidden message behind all of Barcelona’s defeats in La Liga Santander: the absence of Sergio Busquets. After suffering the third defeat of the campaign this time at the hands of Levante, it is becoming quite clear what is missing on the pitch. Against Athletic Club, Granada and now Levante, Sergio Busquets, the midfielder who dictates the tempo with his excellent reading of the game, was benched. And the common denominator in all of those three games: defeat. Coincidence or not, the Sabadell born player is essential to the team’s style of play.