Messi Mind-blowing free kick gave Barcelona an Opening Win against Alaves

Barcelona have started their Laliga campaign with a 3-0 victory over Alaves on saturday with the assist of a Mind-blowing free kick from Lionel messi, who scored twice, and a brilliant Shot from substitute Philippe coutinho.


Barcelona struggled to convert chances against Alaves, who are the last team to win a league game at Barca home, beating them 2-1 in 2016 and nearly repeating that feat last season before losing 2-1.


Messi had clanged the crossbar in the first half from a set- piece and Ousmane Dembele forced visiting goalkeeper Pacheco to make an impressive save while Luis Suarez looked ineffective.
Barcelona manager Ernesto valverde brought on Coutinho on the start of the second half for Nelson semedo, moving Sergi roberto from Midfield to defence to increase the catalans Creativity.



The catalans looked dangerous, until messi shock Alaves by rolling the ball under the defensive wall and past a baffled Pacheco, recalling a similar strike against Girona last season and bringing the Nou Camp to its feet. It was also the 6,000th goal Barca have scored in La Liga.


Then, Coutinho sealed the points, finishing off a passing move by dribbling into the area and scored the second goal. But it was Messi, the top scorer in La Liga last season with 34 goals, who gave barca a brilliant win, chesting down a cross from Suarez and holding off a defender before stroking into the near corner with the final kick of the game.





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