MX23RW : Monday, November 19 22:37:48
Aug 18, 2018 at 9.15pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Attendance: 52,356
Barcelona
3-0
AlavesAlaves
Messi (64', 90'), Coutinho (83')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sergio Busquets pays tribute to Lionel Messi

Sergio Busquets says that Barcelona needed "a work of art" from Lionel Messi to undo Alaves in Saturday's La Liga clash at Camp Nou.

Sergio Busquets has said that Barcelona needed "a work of art" from Lionel Messi to undo Alaves in Saturday's La Liga clash at Camp Nou.

Alaves frustrated Barcelona for the first hour of the match in Catalonia, but Messi opened the scoring with a free kick in the 64th minute, before Philippe Coutinho made it 2-0 seven minutes from time.

Messi then grabbed his second of the clash late on, and Busquets has conceded that Barcelona "found it rather difficult against Alaves" before the Argentine turned on the style.

"We found it rather difficult against Alaves, until a work of art by Messi appeared. We've strengthened well, we have a bigger squad now and hopefully we win the treble," Busquets told reporters.

Barcelona will look to make it back-to-back La Liga wins when they travel to Real Valladolid next weekend.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1273234181624
2Sevilla1272324141023
3Atletico MadridAtletico12651168823
4AlavesAlaves127231712523
5Espanyol126331610621
6Real Madrid126242016420
7Real Valladolid1245399017
8Levante125251819-117
9GironaGirona124531314-117
10Real Sociedad124441514116
11Getafe124441110116
12Real Betis124441215-316
13EibarEibar124351218-615
14Celta Vigo123542220214
15Valencia1228289-114
16Villarreal122551113-211
17Athletic Bilbao121741319-610
18Leganes12246916-710
19Rayo Vallecano121471425-117
20Huesca121381025-156

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