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Jordi Alba: The more assists I can give Barcelona, the better

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The full-back was in fine form against Celta

FC Barcelona v RC Celta de Vigo - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Jordi Alba played a starring role for Barcelona against Celta on Saturday night and says the more assists he can give the team the better.

The full-back played a role in the opening goal, picking out Lionel Messi who saw his shot saved, with Ousmane Dembele netting the rebound.

Alba then played in Messi again for Barcelona’s second and spoke about his relationship with the captain after the match.

“He looked for me in the first goal and then in the second the decoy runs from Luis [Suarez] and Dembele were really good, leaving Messi along, and he never missed. The more assists I can give, the better.

“The most important thing is to stay at the top of the table. After dropping some points, the objective is to maintain the way we played in the first half.

”We are happy with the result. It was a really good first half, although the rhythm dropped after the break and we created fewer chances.”

Source | Sport

The left-back’s understanding with Messi proved key yet again for Barcelona, and Alba now has seven assists for the season in all competitions.