5-1 for Barça in snack

FC Barcelona relied on Saturday for the Champions League squatter against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. Primera División-low-flyer Deportivo Alavés could hope for a result in Camp Nou for a long time, but Barça was still in the final phase to a large 5-1 victory.

The home duel with the number sixteen had everything like a snack, between the matches against Sevilla and PSG: trainer Ronald Koeman took Jordi Alba aside, put Frenkie de Jong in the middle of the back and let the eighteen-year-old Ilaix Moriba make his basic debut. Barcelona certainly did not sparkle for rest, but was able to look up the dressing room with a comfortable 2-0 head start. Francisco Trincão found a hole in the crowded target area and opened the score. Lionel Messi made the 2-0 at rest with a watched distance attempt, just after the VAR — because of close offside — had already disapproved a goal from him.

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Koeman decided halfway through to save Sergio Busquets, but Barcelona still had to keep his count. Debutant Moriba lost the ball and Luis Rioja could unhindered the 2-1. In the final quarter, Barcelona ended: Trincão decided the duel after a foiled attempt by Messi, who signed the 4-1 one minute later. The Argentine vedette rebuilt from distance and left goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco perfectly without a chance. The final chord was for Júnior Firpo, who took care of the 5-1 at close range.

MESSI! Ð ¥Again a world-class goal of the Argentine phenomenon ðÿ¤©The star of Barça scores its second right from the kick-off of Alaves after the 3-1 of Trincão âš ¡¸ #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #BarcaAlaves pic.twitter.com/VZ0xONVL7s
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Barcelona has successfully passed its first home game in a series of four. Tuesday PSG comes to Camp Nou, followed by two PhD students with Cádiz and Elche. Koeman and his two are second again in La Liga, on equal terms with Real Madrid and eight points behind the leader Atlético Madrid.