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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Thanks for joining us today. Keep an eye on our European football index for reports of this evening's major games later on.

    Our next Euro live text is tomorrow's Real Madrid v Valencia game at 21:15 BST. See you then.


    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    It's all over. Barcelona begin their La Liga season with a second consecutive 2-0 win.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Gerard Pique, playing as centre forward for absolutely no reason, tries to find some space in the box and has a shot saved.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Denis Suarez's shot is saved but no Barca player can turn home the rebound. Alaves have a short-lived counter-attack.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Corner to Barcelona as Ivan Rakitic's shot is deflected over.


    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Three minutes added on. Can Lionel Messi get his hat-trick? Can Paulinho get a touch?


    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona bring on midfielder Paulinho for his debut, following his 40m euros move from Guangzhou Evergrande.

    He replaces Andres Iniesta for the last couple of minutes.

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    Paulo Dybala has put Juventus 4-2 up at Genoa with his hat-trick goal. They had trailed 2-0 within seven minutes.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona


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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi takes the free-kick from about 35 yards out but instead of shooting he crosses, but fails to find a team-mate. Might as well have gone for his hat-trick.

    A nice bit of skill from little Zidane, Enzo, to get away from some Barca players. The crowd enjoyed that.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Barcelona are totally dominant, Lionel Messi is fouled to break up another attack.


    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Zinedine Zidane's son, Enzo, comes on for Alaves. He wears Enzo on the back of his jersey and goes by Enzo Fernandez, his mother's maiden name. He replaces Mubarak Wakaso in midfield.

    Christian Santos replaces Ruben Sobrino in the second pasrt of that double change.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi dances into the area and Rodrigo Ely just gets a tackle in to deny him a shooting chance.


    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi almost has his hat-trick. Barca are just constantly knocking on the door and the Argentine hits the crossbar with his 18-yard effort. Alaves just crying out for the full-time whistle.


    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Gerard Deulofeu, who could find his place taken by Ousmane Dembele, has played quite well today. He's replaced by Denis Suarez for the final 19 minutes.

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    Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Alaves have a free-kick but Oscar Romero's 30-yard effort is held by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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    Lionel Messi is only the second player from the top five European leagues to reach 350 (and now 351) goals for the same club, after Gerd Muller with Bayern Munich (365).

  18. GOAL - Alaves 0-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi

    Alaves don't really deal with Jordi Alba's cross and the left-back is able to head the ball through to Lionel Messi, who guides a shot home. That's his 351st La Liga goal.

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    Alaves 0-1 Barcelona

    Actually Jordi Alba is up again. It did appear painful though, it didn't look like an act. And here Alba is now flying down the left on the next move but his cross is cut out. Actually...

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    Alaves 0-1 Barcelona

    Jordi Alba is down in agony. He almost makes it 2-0 as he half-volleys a first-time shot over, but he hurt his ankle in the landing as he made contact with an Alaves defender. I think his day might be over.