Barca return to second in La Liga after this victory ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference. League leaders Atletico Madrid remain eight points clear with a game in hand after their 2-1 win away to Granada earlier.
Barca can just keep doing what they’re doing. Alaves stay 16th. Their season won’t depend on games like these.
Barcelona dismantle Deportivo Alaves to keep their winning streak going with Trincao and man of the match Messi both scoring twice. It took Barca almost half an hour to break down a stubborn Alaves side before Messi made it 2-0 just before half-time.
Perez’s second-half goal gave Alaves hope until three goals in six minutes for Barca late on killed the game off.
Trincao 29′ fires into the bottom left corner after a layoff in the box from Moriba to score Barcelona’s first goal.. he then scored 74′ 3rd goal for his side.
Messi makes up for his ruled-out goal earlier by scoring brace in the 45’+1′ and 75th mins.
Alaves were back in this after a terrible error by Moriba. Moriba’s pass back was far too lax and Rioja nips into the box to slot past ter Stegen into the bottom corner in the 57th mins making 2-1.
Junior Firpo 80′ fires high into the net at the far post as Griezmann crosses for the first time to him.
Griezmann grabs his second assist in about as many minutes. The Frenchman’s clicking very well now with this Barca team.
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