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Summary

  1. Guidetti fires Alaves into shock lead
  2. Suarez equalises from close range
  3. Sublime Messi free-kick makes it 2-1
  4. Coutinho starts his first league game for Barca

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By Andrew Mullen

All times stated are UK

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    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    Lionel Messi with the late winner for Barcelona, who were pushed all the way by Alaves.

    Philippe Coutinho, as expected, did not look out of place on his La Liga debut.

    Thanks for your company. Until next time...

  2. No words needed

    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    Lionel Messi
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    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    Next up for Barcelona, the first leg of their Copa del Ray semi-final at home to Valencia.

    For Alaves, they have time to recover before they entertain Celta de Vigo on Saturday.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    Alaves stay 17th but more performances like that should easy any relegation fears.

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    Lucky or well deserved for Barcelona?

    How about Philippe Coutinho?

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    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    It's 18 wins for the season in the end for Barcelona and they move 11 points clear at the top of the table.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    How key was that double change by Barcelona at the start of the second half?

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    Chris Wex: There's only so long you can get away with parking the bus against Barcelona. Nice try Alaves.

  9. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    Little to clever from Lionel Messi as he shoots straight at Fernando Pacheco.

  10. INJURY TIME

    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    Three minutes added time.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    VAR anyone? Luis Suarez kicks out at Ruben Duarte as the pair tussle inside the six yard area.

  12. GOAL - Lionel Messi

    Barcelona 2-1 Alaves

    World class from Lionel Messi. 20th league goal for Messi. Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco has had a great game but he can only get fingertips to the ball as Messi lifts it up and over the wall and high into the net. Pacheco will be a little disappointed but it is Messi after all.

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    Barcelona 1-1 Alaves

    Free-kick for Barcelona three yards outside of the Alaves penalty area...

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    Barcelona 1-1 Alaves

    Nine of Alaves' defeats this season have come away from home, on this showing can you see how?

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    Barcelona 1-1 Alaves

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    Is there time for Barcelona to complete the comeback? It would be harsh on Alaves, no?

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 1-1 Alaves

    Alaves goalscorer John Guidetti is replaced by Munir, who is on loan from Barcelona.

  18. GOAL

    Barcelona 1-1 Alaves - Luis Suarez

    Andres Iniesta rolls back the years with a run down the left and a ball deep to the back post and Luis Suarez is on hand to send a volley back across goal and into the far corner.

  19. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 0-1 Alaves

    Another chance for Barcelona. Paulinho has two goes at it from inside the six yard area but Fernando Pacheco blocks before the ball is hacked away from danger.

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    SMS Message: Yes Barca can turn it around. Need to throw pique up front. from Pat O, Glasgow
    Pat O, Glasgow