FULL-TIME, Barcelona 5-1 Alavés: A well-deserved victory after a dominant performance. Well done, boys!
89min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Trincão is denied his first Barça hat-trick after his goal is called off for offside.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 5-1 Alavés (Firpo 80’): IT’S FIVE FOR BARÇA!!! Brilliant attacking move down the right, Messi plays a pretty lob to find Griezmann, who finds Junior Firpo and the full-back scores a tap-in!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-1 Alavés (Messi 75’): BARÇA SCORE AGAIN! The Blaugrana press high after the kickoff and the ball finds Messi, who curls a BEAUTY from outside the box and makes it four for Barça! What a goal!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-1 Alavés (Trincão 74’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA! Marvelous through ball by Pedri to send Messi away, Pacheco does a great job to stop the captain from getting a shot away but Trincão is first to the ball and scores his second of the night!
GOAL, Barcelona 2-1 Alavés (Rioja 57’): Alavés get a goal back on a counter-attack which is finished by Rioja.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Alavés: And we’re back underway! Come on boys, let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Alavés: Except for one moment that required a big save from Ter Stegen, Barça have dominated and deserve the two-goal lead.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Alavés (Messi 45’+1): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA! This one will count and it’s a beauty as Messi fires a shot from outside the box that hits the post and goes in.
37min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Messi’s goal is called off for an offside by Griezmann in the buildup.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Alavés (Messi 36’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA! Beautiful long ball from Busquets to find Griezmann all alone in the box; the Frenchman’s effort is saved by Pacheco but Messi scores on the rebound!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Alavés (Trincão 29’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Mingueza’s cross from the right finds Ilaix Moriba inside the box, and he sets up Trincão for a powerful finish and Barça’s opening goal!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Alavés: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, De Jong, Lenglet, Firpo; Ilaix, Busquets, Puig; Trincão, Messi, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Dest, Alba, Pjanic, Matheus, Pedri, Collado, Dembélé, Konrad
Starting XI: Pacheco; Martín, Rodríguez, Lejeune, Duarte; Méndez, Battaglia, Pina, Córdoba; Joselu, Pérez (4-4-2)
Bench: Sivera (GK), Laguardia, Lopez, Abqar, Burgui, García, Pons, Jota, Sainz, Pellistri, Rioja, Deyverson
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a big La Liga match for Barcelona, who welcome struggling Deportivo Alavés to the Catalan capital. Barça come into this one following a painful loss in Seville but in great form in the league, and they can make it seven wins in a row and 12 straight without defeat if they overcome the challenge against a team that’s struggled all season but can certainly cause Barça trouble. And you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 23
Date/Time: Saturday, February 13, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Jorge Figueroa Vázquez
VAR: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
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Matchday Thread Rules
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!