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La Liga Opening weekend: FC Barcelona 3-0 Alaves.

Messi scored a brace as the Catalans start the season with a victory.

All goals were scored in the second half as Barcelona kept on pushing and finally found the net three times in the last 30 minutes.

Coach Valverde:

“We were patient. Although we were close to scoring, we could sense how difficult it was getting. They defended very well out there, they were very compact.

We were lacking a bit of rhythm early on but then we started getting more chances and finally opened the scoring.”

“When Alavés started opening up more, we were able to kill off the game. All the same, the second goal was hard to get too. But as the minutes went by, we got better and better.”

On Messi scoring another brace:

 “We are so fortunate to be living in the time when Leo Messi is playing. It’s a pleasure to have him playing for us, he never fails to surprise.”