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Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez prove their class for Barcelona against Alaves

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All three players reached landmarks in the win

Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona’s unbeaten record in La Liga had a serious wobble on Sunday night as Alaves gave Ernesto Valverde’s side a tough old test at Camp Nou.

John Guidetti put the visitors ahead and Barca huffed and puffed before finally breaking the deadlock.

New signing Philippe Coutinho started and was then taken off, and it was down to Andres Iniesta to spark Barca back into life with 72 minutes gone.

The skipper did so in some style too with a great run down the left before crossing for Suarez to finish. In doing so Iniesta made sure he is the ONLY player to have contributed a La Liga assist in the last 15 seasons.

Suarez’s goal also means he has now scored in his last eight La Liga games - and no other player in Europe’s top five leagues has managed such a run yet this season.

Barca still needed more to take home all three points and it duly arrived from the left foot of Lionel Messi as he swept home a delicious free kick. And of course, being Messi, it meant another landmark (or two) for the little genius.

It was a tough night for Barca, but when it came down to it their senior players stood up and delivered the goods and yet another three points.