The minnows have shocked the La Liga champions at home with a spectacular 2-1 win. Some brilliant defending combined with sloppy passing and shooting from Barcelona help the minnows pull off a remarkable win.
Deyverson opened the scoring for Alaves in the 39th minute thanks to a stunning cross by former Barcelona B player, Kiko Femenia. This came totally against the run of play as Barcelona were totally dominating the match since the start.
Luis Enrique wasn't happy with the Catalan side going into half-time trailing 1-0 but decided not to make any substitutions at the start of the 2nd half.
The trust paid off as Mathieu scored in the 47th minute from a Neymar corner and then it looked like it was all one-way traffic. But the Alaves players weren't ready to give up just yet! The minnows had the ball in the back of the net but was rightly called off for offside.
A Liverpool-ques defending then saw Barcelona fall behind once again as Ibai Gomez slotted home what turned out to be the winner for Alaves. Luis Enrique tried to change the result of the game by bringing on Iniesta, Messi and Suarez int eh 2nd half but the Alaves defending was rock solid and didn't allow them to score at all.
90 +4' Last chance for Barcelona to salvage a point and Messi's flick goes inches wide of the far post!
90 +3' Corner to Barcelona and it's cleared yet again! Digne has a chance to shoot from 25 yards out and it's out of the stadium!
90 +1' A fan has just run onto the pitch. Not what Barcelona want right now!
90' Alaves are 2-on-1 in the Barcelona half but their player is unable to find his teammate and Barcelona are back in possession.
89' Neymar makes a swift run into the box but is called offside straight away!
88' Messi and Iniesta must be feeling like it's the semi-final against Chelsea in 2012 all over again. They are giving it their all but with 9 players in the penalty box, Alaves are tough to crack down.
Only difference is that Barcelona were leading that time, today they are losing.
Hey Gary Neville, (I know you are reading this!) are you ready for another orgasm in case a Alaves players scores again?
87' Alaves have the ball in the Barcelona half again and are taking their own time with the throw-in.
84' Time is ticking for Barcelona who are desperately trying to score here. Alaves have all 11 players around the penalty box.
82' Corner to Barcelona but it's cleared easily. Messi doesn't give them a moment's peace though and puts the ball right back into the penalty box. A low shot is saved with ease.
81' Another Alaves player is down on the pitch but Barcelona are in no mood to knock the ball out.
78' Alaves have a player down on the pitch and the Barcelona fans aren't happy at all.
77' TENTH Corner for Barcelona!
75' Barcelona knocking on the door over and over again. But the Alaves defenders are deaf I guess. They are just not opening the door.
73' It's Messi who takes the free kick but tries to be too clever with the effort. Chips the ball and it's way over the bar.
72' Freekick for Barcelona just outside the penalty box. Messi? Suarez? Who's gonna take it?
(This actually happened seconds before the Alaves goal)
64' Ibai Gomez slots home the goal for Alaves thank's toBarcelona's sloppy defending. Even Liverpool will be laughing at!
62' There is a judo match going on inside the penalty box between a Alaves defender and Busquests but the referee and linesman don't bother about it.
60' Messi goes straight from the bench to take the freekick that was awarded seconds before he came on. The cross is cleared by the Alaves defense and it results in back-to-back corners.
🎵 ALAVES DEFENSE IS TERRIFIED, MESSI IS WARMING UP! 🎵
56' Ambitious effort by Arda Turan who shoots from well outside the penalty area. Floats way on top of the goal post.
6 points for sure if he was playing rugby!
Barcelona have had 11 shots so far but only 2 of them have been on target. Alaves meanwhile, have had 3 shots so far and all of them have been on target.
52' Another chance for Barcelona and this time it's Denis Suarez who goes close.
Alaves have the ball in the net but this time it's called back for offiside!
50' It's one-way traffic now and Barcelona have stepped on the gas. Neymar goes close this time but can't find the back of the net.
Another corner by Neymar and another chance for Mathieu but this time the defender shoots it wide from inside the six-yard box!
This is the former Valencia defender's first goal for the club since April 2015!
Neymar whips in a corner and Mathieu heads in, to equalise for the Catalan club.
2nd Half kicks off with the same XI for both sides.
Deyverson's goal gives Alaves the surprise lead at half time.
45' CHANCE FOR BARCELONA! Rakitic has the chance to level things up just before half time but shoots wide.
Kiko Femenia, the one who put that amazing cross in for the goal, is a Barcelona product. He's played for Barcelona B.
Deyverson with a brilliant first touch finish. Credit goes to Kiko who crossed as well who skipped past Denis Suarez and put in one hell of a cross into the box.
Barcelona 0-1 Alaves
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