Barcelona hog the limelight as usual by hammering Alaves and entering the history book once again. They scored 6000 goals in La Liga and the goal came from their magician Lionel Messi. Barcelona secured a 3-0 victory over Alaves. The Defending La Liga champions gave their best to crack Alaves nut. Valverde in an interview already stated that it is difficult to break the defense of Alaves and that has made his team to take the game seriously. Lionel Messi opened Barcelona scoring which marked Barca’s 6000 goals.
Messi showed he has the potential to take Barcelona to next level by scoring a brace
Messi did a good job with his captaincy. After the departure of Iniesta Barcelona squad 2018 was in need of a good captain who can lead their side to victory. However, it was obvious that Messi is going to take on the legacy. But there were questions raised after his world cup performance. However, Barca team never did so and allowed him to wear the armband and he showed he has the potential to take Barca to another level by scoring a brace.
Valverde backed Alaves defense by saying ‘compact’
Valverde was seen appreciating the Alaves side. He admitted that despite scoring three goals it was difficult to break their defense. Valverde backed Alaves defense by saying ‘compact’. Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s second choice captain even admitted that the match was tough. But he was in full praise of Lionel Messi as his magic performance left him impressed.
Messi’s freekick which went under the wall to beat the Alaves goalkeeper
Especially the Spanish midfield was impressed by the magician’s freekick. Messi freekick went under the wall to beat the Alaves gaol keeper, Fernando Pacheco. Barcelona squad 2018/2019 began their La Liga season with a win. The Catalan side will face Real Valladolid in their next match.