The Barca he dismissed the League with his head high. After permanently losing the title to Osasuna, lousy sensations, prevailed with a remarkable performance to Alavés. Without losing sight of the whole of Vitoria was already down after sealing the permanence against Betis (there was no not a card in the game, which gives an idea of where the shots went), Barça reaped in Mendizorrotza green shoots for the Champions League.
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He won 0-5, with goals from Ansu, Messi (2), Suárez and Semedo, in a game thatcompetitively I had no major incentive that the goals he could mark Leo face to his aspiration to win the ‘Pichichi’. They were two. Apart from that goad, it was about recovering sensations and starting to work already thinking about Barça-Naples.
De jong added a few minutes more in his recovery and brought freshness and ideas to the middle line, where it was located as the center half. Great news in Vitoria. Arturo vidal stood as central in the second part after Lenglet retired with discomfort. The worst news in Vitoria. Messi scored and attended, distributed game and connected perfectly with Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati. Power for the captain. The team was up to the task and collaborated with him in his fight for ‘Pichichi’.
He Barça’s first half was optimal. The Barcelona team dominated, it generated occasions and it got a lot of revenue of those desires of Riqui and Ansu, protagonists of the previous one by the controversial decision to prioritize Alavés-Barça ahead of the playoff of the subsidiary. Both of them tuned to perfection with Messi, who starting from the right became a scorer, the 0-2, manufacturer of assists, the one with the first goal, or of plays, the opening to Jordi Alba in the third.
Chances and goals
At that start, before Ansu The marker opened, it was already seen that Alavés a weight had been lifted off his shoulders with salvation and was already on vacation, while the setien set yes he went for the game. Riqui Puig, in his best game in the first team, he shot the crossbar in the third minute; shortly after, Messi did not arrive almost a pass from Sergi Roberto; Ansu shot out very narrowly; Arthur pulled a second time to the wood to pass of Riqui; Messi, also at the post after receiving from Ansu and cutting Manu; and Suárez finished off the goalkeeper.
Six chances on goal (with three posts) before, finally, Ansu Fati put 0-1 in a static attack with final pass from Messi.
After a Suarez’s mistake in a faulty auction picking up a great pass from Riqui, Leo scored his first goal to extend his lead at ‘Pichichi’ in the 34th minute. The assistance was from Riqui Puig, who left the ball for the arrival of Messi behind a center by Sergi Roberto. Leo endured, feigned and beat Roberto.
A stop for the local goal in an auction by Arturo Vidal to center of Messi was the anteroom of 0-3, of Suarez to Alba center after opening the Argentine, in his favorite move with the left-handed side.
The Alavés the pace increased slightly after the break with the changes, without that supposed a change in decoration of the party. Had not kicked between the three suits, with Lucas Pérez unpublished and Joselu, the best from Alavés, well covered by Araujo. With the entry of Rioja, the local team gained some depth in the bands, but after an initial approach that Pere Pons, another of the changes, did not finish, the threat of reaction ceased. Semedo scored the fourth goal after a new assist from Riqui.
Before, the Portuguese had entered by Lenglet, withdrawn with inconvenience. Be careful, there are no centrals facing the Champions! Arturo Vidal stood next to Araujo, completing an unpublished central pair.
Barça’s fifth goal, Messi’s second, center took place Jordi Alba after a De Jong opening, located midfielder when he replaced Sergio Busquets.
Twenty-five from Lionel. Maybe a clue: against Nápoles Busquets he will not be. De Jong prepares. And, along with him, Riqui Puig began to earn a place.
D Alavés: Roberto (2); Martín (2), Laguardia (2) (Tachi (2), 46 ’), Magallán (1), Adrián Marín (1); Edgar (2), Camarasa (2) (Abdallahi (2), 65 ’), Manu (1) (Fejsa (2), 58’), Burke (1) (Rioja (2), 46 ’); Lucas Pérez (1) (Pere Pons (1), 46 ’), Joselu (2)
FC Barcelona: Net (2); Sergi Roberto (3), Araujo (2), Lenglet (2) (Semedo (3), 50 ’), Jordi Alba (3); Arturo Vidal (3), Sergio Busquets (2) (De Jong (3), 58 ’), Riqui Puig (4); Messi (4), Suárez (2), Ansu Fati (4) (Braithwaite (2), 77 ’)
Goals: 0-1, Ansu Fati (24 ’); 0-2, Messi (35 ’); 0-3, Suarez (44 ’); 0-4, Semedo (57 ’); 0-5, Messi (75 ’)
Referee: Martínez Munuera (Valencian Committee). Showed no cards