Rampant Barcelona trounce Alaves

Barcelona trounced Deportivo Alaves 6-0 in Saturday's La Liga clash in which Luis Suarez, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic all scored for Blaugrana.

  • Deportivo Alaves 0 Barcelona 6
  • Suarez strikes first
  • Neymar makes it two and Messi three
  • Alexis scores an own goal
  • Rakitic strikes and Suarez completes his brace

Match summary

Barcelona dominated the game from start to finish and opened the scoring through Luis Suarez. Neymar then made it 2-0 before the break after a goalkeeper mistake.

Midway through the second half, Lionel Messi added a third after some poor defending by the home side to start a Barca blitz that would result in three more goals inside eight minutes.

Alexis put the ball into his own net, Rakitic made it 5-0 with a fine strike and Suarez completed the rout – and his brace – to seal a 6-0 win.  

Full Report

It was Barcelona who predictably dictated possession but would have to wait until the 37th minute to register their first goal when Luis Suarez showed his predatorial instinct in the box to strike home at the near post.

Neymar would then add a second from out of nowhere when goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco fumbled the ball at his near post and the Brazil superstar was on hand to profit.

After the break, Lionel Messi made it 3-0 when he benefited from poor defending by Carlos Vigaray to steer an effort home in the 59th minute.

It was 4-0 moments later when Suarez set free Messi who was tackled by Theo Hernandez. His tackle deflected the ball off Alexis into Alaves' net for an own goal.

Shortly after, Ivan Rakitic slammed home into the top corner after more good work from Messi and Suarez.

Just two minutes later, Barca added a sixth after Neymar's shot was saved by Pacheco, only for the rebound to fall to Suarez, who completed his brace with a well executed volley.

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The victory was marred late on when defender Aleix Vidal had to be stretchered off with an injury to his right leg.