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39' L. Messi (PM)
55' L. Messi
66' L. Messi
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That is all folks, it was a pleasure to have you with me for the Lionel Messi show. 
This is Shaurya Vineet signing off. Feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter @ShauryaVineet if you have any comments, queries or feedback.
Until next time, goodbye and take care!
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Messi's first goal helps him become the first player in La Liga history to score 350+ goals in the competition and there is no stopping the Argentine.
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Barcelona were awarded a penalty in the first half after the referee adjudged Ely to have fouled Pique inside the box, Messi stepped up to take the spot kick but his shot was saved by Pacheco. It frustrated Messi but also spurred him on, and he punished Alaves, first beating Pacheco courtesy of a deflection before thumping home the second with his left.
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Barcelona keep their perfect record in the La Liga intact. They have now won two in two, and both with the same scoreline, 2-0. It was the Messi show today, who despite missing a penalty, went on to score twice to get his side the 3 points.
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90+3' FULL-TIME: Alaves 0-2 Barcelona
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90+2' Messi is not done with this game. He has just made a 60-metre dash to win the ball back deep into the Barcelona half. 
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90+1' Messi has a half chance to complete his hat-trick. The Argentine has the ball and he carries it forward with intent before laying it off for Alcacer down the left, the Spaniard cuts it back for Messi but his cutback is intercepted.
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90' 3 minutes of added time.
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Just over a minute of regulation time plus stoppage time left, can Messi complete his hat-trick?
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88' Substitution: Paulinho comes on to make his Barcelona debut, the Brazilian replaces Andres Iniesta.
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85' Messi lifts it into the box, instead of going for goal. The ball is cleared by Alaves and Enzo Zidane with a magical touch to bring the ball down and that gives the home side some thing to cheer.
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83' Messi is fouled by Pina and Barcelona win a free-kick in a dangerous position.
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Meanwhile, new signing - Paulinho - is warming up to make his Barcelona debut.
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81' Denis Suarez has the ball just outside the opponent's box, the Spaniard sizes it up before pulling the trigger but an excellent sliding tackle blocks his shot.
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80' There is a clash of heads in the Barcelona box. Thankfully, no one is hurt, and we are ready to continue.
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78' Substitution: Santos comes on to replace Sobrino, while Enzo Zidane replaces Wakaso.
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74' Messi rattles the crossbar. That is the 4th time he has done it this season. The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner has the ball a the edge of the Alaves box, he just lifts it over the goalkeeper and aims for the top corner, however, it crashes against the crossbar and comes back with Pacheco rooted to his spot.
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72' Alaves have a brilliant chance to pull one back but they fail to capitalize on it. First, it is Burgui who has a chance before it falls to Sobrino, who take a touch too many and the chance goes begging.
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70' Substitution: Gerard Deulofeu's evening comes to an end as he is replaced by Denis Suarez.
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67' Substitution: Burgui comes on to replace Gomez.
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Alcacer is released down the left as Barcelona hit Alaves on the counter. Alcacer tries to cross it to Messi, who is making a run into the box, but the pass is cut out by Alexis, however, the clearance is not proper and Alcacer is able to get his nogging on it, forcing Alexis into making a mistake. Messi is there to hammer home the ball past Pacheco with a left footed strike on the volley. He could have had a hat-trick so far!
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66' GOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!! MESSI MAKES IT 2!!!
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64' Alba goes for glory as he tries to hammer a cross from the right into the back of the net, that too on the volley. His shot is over and he is now reeling from a challenge from Vigaray.
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60' Barcelona are happy to camp in the Alaves half, the home side are not going all out in their attempts to find a way back into the game. They are being cautious and don't want to concede immediately following the opener.
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Alcacer is now occupying the left flank, which means, Deulofeu has been shifted to the right wing.
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Vidal was playing as a winger so far in the game, and now, he has been replaced by an actual forward as Barcelona look to seal the 3 points.
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57' Substitution: Aleix Vidal is replaced by Paco Alcacer. 
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Alba has the ball down the left and the full-back cuts it back for Messi inside the box, the Argentine goes for goal and his shot takes a wicked deflection off Alexis before going past Pacheco into the back of the net.
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55' GOOAAAALLL!!!!!Who else but Lionel Messi, who gives hsi side the lead! 
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53' Messi tries to curl the free-kick into the top corner. He didn't try, my bad, he caressed it and that is what was wrong with the shot as it just floats into the hands of Pacheco who would not mind shots like these all day long.
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52' Barcelona are trying to break Alaves using Vidal's pace down the right, however, after a couple of attempts Messi is fouled and Barcelona win a free-kick some 35 yards from goal.
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48' Messi tries to bend it into the top corner from some way out of the box, however, the Argentine's shot is over and Alaves are safe.
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46' Alaves have a chance immediately after the restart. The home side break with Gomez down the left, the winger plays a teasing cross towards the far post but Garcia fails to get on the end of it.
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46' And we are underway in the second half.
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We are minutes away from the restart. Do Barcelona have it in them to win this?
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Stat Attack: Lionel Messi has failed to convert 20 penalties from the 96 that he has so far taken for club and country. 
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It has been a good first half, and the game is set up for an exciting second half. Do stay with us for the second half.
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Alaves have managed to hold Barcelona at bay for the first half, they need to do that for another 45 minutes.
Messi had the golden chance to give his side the lead after Ely fouled Pique in the box, however, the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner failed to beat Pacheco from the penalty spot. He will be ruing that miss. 
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Half-Time: Alaves 0-0 Barcelona
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45+1' Deulofeu is played a through ball and the forward connects his right foot with the ball, he fails to make the best of connections and the shot is saved.
88'
Paulinho
Iniesta
C. Santos
Rubén Sobrino
78'
E. Fernández
M. Wakaso
77'
71'
Denis Suárez
Deulofeu
Burgui
Ibai Gómez
67'
66'
L. Messi
assist: Paco Alcácer
57'
Paco Alcácer
Aleix Vidal
55'
L. Messi
assist: Jordi Alba
45'
Piqué
41'
Sergi Roberto
39'
L. Messi
Rodrigo Ely
38'
M. Wakaso
36'
32'
S. Umtiti
Tournament La Liga 2017-18 - Week 2
Stadium Estadio de Mendizorroza
Match time Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 09:45 PM
Barcelona (4-3-3)
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (Manager)
1
Fernando Pacheco
17
Alfonso Pedraza
12
Rodrigo Ely
4
Alexis
2
Carlos Vigaray
11
Ibai Gómez
19
Manu García
18
Tomás Pina
22
M. Wakaso
10
Óscar Romero
7
Rubén Sobrino
1
M. ter Stegen
18
Jordi Alba
23
S. Umtiti
3
Piqué
20
Sergi Roberto
8
Iniesta
5
Sergio Busquets
4
I. Rakitić
16
Deulofeu
10
L. Messi
22
Aleix Vidal
Barcelona (4-3-3)
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (Manager)
Deportivo Alavés Subs
3
Rubén Duarte
14
Burgui
6
G. Maripán
9
C. Santos
13
Antonio Sivera
16
D. Torres
21
E. Fernández
Barcelona Subs
17
Paco Alcácer
15
Paulinho
2
Nélson Semedo
13
J. Cillessen
19
L. Digne
14
J. Mascherano
6
Denis Suárez
27% POSSESSION 73%
11 SHOTS 23
2 SHOTS ON GOAL 11
12 FOULS 10
1 CORNERS 14
1 OFFSIDES 0
2 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
9 SAVES 2
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Barcelona 33 25 8 0 64 83
2 Atlético Madrid 33 21 8 4 36 71
3 Real Madrid 33 20 8 5 44 68
4 Valencia 34 20 6 8 26 66
5 Real Betis 33 17 4 12 1 55
6 Villarreal 33 15 6 12 5 51
7 Getafe 34 13 9 12 8 48
8 Sevilla 33 14 6 13 -11 48
9 Girona 34 13 8 13 -6 47
10 Celta de Vigo 34 12 9 13 6 45
11 Real Sociedad 33 12 7 14 8 43
12 Eibar 34 12 7 15 -10 43
13 Athletic Club 33 9 13 11 -3 40
14 Leganés 34 11 7 16 -13 40
15 Espanyol 34 9 12 13 -12 39
16 Deportivo Alavés 33 12 2 19 -17 38
17 Levante UD 33 7 13 13 -19 34
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 6 10 18 -33 28
19 Las Palmas 33 5 6 22 -43 21
20 Málaga 33 4 5 24 -31 17
Updated: Aug 26, 2017 23:41 PM | Published: Aug 26, 2017 23:02 PM