Alaves 0 – 2 Barcelona [La liga] Highlights video, mp4 download
Lionel Messi surpassed 350 goals in LaLiga as his double gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves at Mendizorroza on Saturday.
The Argentina star missed a penalty in the first half before scoring his first two league goals of the season after the break to seal a second win in two games for Ernesto Valverde’s side.
Alaves started their campaign with a 1-0 loss to Leganes last week, but produced a much improved performance against Barca, who had Andres Iniesta back but were without the injured Luis Suarez.
Messi’s spot-kick was the best chance of a half in which Barca dominated only to be frustrated in the final third, but the 30-year-old’s deflected strike after 55 minutes gave the visitors the breakthrough and took him to 350 top-flight goals.