Messi Saves Barcelona Vs Alaves In Coutinho’s First Start

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were there early. Marc-André ter Stegen was called upon to expertly stop a two-on-one counter attack in the 15th minute. Less than 10 minutes later Alavés went ahead 1-0 when John Guidetti finished another killer counter attack. The finish wasn’t exactly how the Swedish striker prepared it, with the former Manchester City male

slipping and kicking it off his plant foot, but he’ll take the end result.Alavés had the finest of the opportunities in the first half however was just able to convert the one chance. Versus Barcelona, particularly at Camp Nou, wasting chances is a guaranteed way to lose a match.Though the Blaugrana pressed and prodded, it wasn’t until after Coutinho was subbed off for Paco Alcácer in the 66th minute that they turned the match around. After 69 minutes, Barca nearly equalized just for Alavés keeper Fernando Pacheco, who pulled off and incredible double minimize Paulinho.It was Luis Suarez who lastly put Barcelona on the board two minutes later on.

He linked to a looping, back-post cross from Andres Iniesta with a remarkable volley that discovered its way into the back of the web from a wide angle. It was the 8th straight match in which Suarez has actually scored, offering him 11 total strikes because period. After Messi’s goal, Alavés had a penalty shout when Samuel Umtiti’s hand obstructed a shot in package, but the referee didn’t call it, providing a little luck for Barcelona vs Alaves. The win pushed Barcelona back to 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid atop the La Liga standings and kept the Catalan club unbeaten with 18 wins and three draws.