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Alavés v Barcelona - As it happened

Pin Alaves v Barcelona, La Liga, matchday 34, 23/04/2019, official line-ups. BESOCCER
Alaves v Barcelona, La Liga, matchday 34, 23/04/2019, official line-ups. BESOCCER

Alavés v Barcelona - As it happened

Tom Master by Tom Master @besoccer_com - 4 7,522

Join us for live coverage of this La Liga tie between Alaves and Barcelona at the Estadio de Mendizorroza.

LIVE
94'
FT: Alaves 0-2 Barcelona. In the end a 5 minute period was all that Barcelona required to get past Alaves here and get one step closer to yet another league title. Alaves had few chances, but the ones they had they failed to take.
93'
Pina is yellow carded for a poor challenge,
92'
Messi gets in a position to have a third, but he blasts it over the bar.
90'
4 minutes of stoppage time.
86'
Arthur replaces Aleña.
81'
John Guidetti replaces Jony.
76'
CLOSE! Arturo Vidal almost makes it 3 for Barça! A header just goes over the bar!
76'
Philippe Coutinho is shown a yellow card for a studs up challenge.
72'
CLOSE! Brasanac has a good chance to get Alaves back in the game! But he blazes it over and it remains 0-2.
71'
Patrick Twumasi replaces Rodrigo Ely.
70'
Nelson Semedo is replaced by Jordi Alba.
69'
CLOSE! Lionel Messi hits the bar! That was very close to a third!
66'
This game is a mere formality now, Alaves have defended will, but Barça are looking for more goals.
61'
Lionel Messi comes on for Ousmane Dembele.
60'
Gooooaaaaalllll! Luis Suarez makes it 2! From nowhere, Barcelona are now in complete control of this tie!
59'
Penalty!!! Barcelona have a penalty for a hand ball, Gerard Pique thought he had scored but it was disallowed due to Umtiti's offside, however, Tomás Pina hit the ball with his hand and a penalty is given!
58'
Turns out the VAR is for a penalty shout...
58'
Barça may have scored again! We're heading up to VAR!
56'
Ximo Navarro is booked for a foul on Luis Suarez.
54'
Goooooooooaaaaaaaallllllllll! Carles Aleña scores for Barça with a great finish into the left hand corner! It was a good goal too with some excellent build up play and Barça have a deserved lead.
49'
Luis Suarez has an effort from a free-kick hit the wall and go out for a corner. Nothing comes from the follow up corner.
46'
We're back for the second half, Alaves have made a change, with Darko Brasanac replacing Diego Rolan due to injury.
45'
HT: Deportivo Alaves 0-0 Barcelona. A very forgettable first half at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Barça have been dominant but have failed to find a goal. Pacheco has been superb in goal for Alaves however.
45'
One minute of stoppage time.
41'
Barça have also had 8 shots to Alaves' 1, Pacheco doing a superb job so far in goal for Alaves.
37'
Barcelona are totally dominant in terms of possession with 78% so far, yet it remains 0-0...
36'
Gerard Piqué takes a foot to the chest from Jony, and there are calls for a second yellow card, which isn't given.
33'
Jony is yellow carded.
31'
Luis Suarez is played through by Arturo Vidal but can't quite get his foot on the end of it.
29'
Luis Suarez has a great effort but is once again saved by Pacheco, Barça are getting closer!
25'
Barça continuing to press on, but Deportivo Alaves are holding firm for now.
19'
Barcelona are still pushing forward well but are yet to get past Pacheco, it is understandable of course that there may be a lack of inspiration with the league almost won, but the quality is certainly there to find a goal.
17'
Nelson Semedo presses forward down the left hand side and appeals for a corner, the referee gives a goal kick.
12'
Barça still pushing forward here and Alaves are struggling to contain them, it has been a superb start from the league leaders.
8'
Barça earn a corner after Dembele's break into the box, the league leaders are well on top here though!
6'
CLOSE! Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho both have good efforts on goal but Pacheco saves well, almost a superb start from Barcelona!
4'
Barcelona can of course win the title tomorrow night, a victory here and a defeat tomorrow night for Atletico Madrid against Valencia, and the first of the treble could be theirs.
1'
We are live!
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Barcelona are of course on top of the pile as they target a third treble. They can secure La Liga as soon as this weekend assuming both they and Atletico Madrid win their next two matches, any slip up from Atleti and they could be champions sooner
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So then, Alaves lie in 8th place in La Liga on 46 points, 6 points outside the Europa League places with 5 matches to play.
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So while the great man may be on the bench tonight, we do see Ousmane Dembele in the starting line-up, as he looks to reach full fitness following his injury.
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Barcelona line-ups: Ter-Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Piqué, Semedo; Aleña, Busquets, Vidal; Coutinho, Suarez, Dembele.
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Alaves line-ups: Pacheco; Vigaray, Navarro, Laguardia, Ely, Duarte; Pina, Wakaso; Jony, Borja Baston, Rolan.
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Let's have a look at the teams for tonight's clash then!
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Hello and good evening! Welcome to this La Liga tie between Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona.
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