On the 23rd match day of La Liga, FC Barcelona celebrated their seventh league win in a row with a 5-1 home win against Deportivo Alaves and have been unbeaten in eleven league games.
After the 2-0 defeat in the Copa semifinals against Sevilla FC, the Catalans turned on from kick-off. Trincao closes a great single action with a full shot into the left corner – 1-0 (29th). A little later, Lionel Messi meets, but the goal does not count after a VAR investigation due to an offside position (36th). Just before the break, “La Pulga” does better. He concludes a solo through midfield with a remarkable long-range shot via the inside pole to make it 2-0 (45th + 1).
Alaves draws hope again from the goal from Rioja after a serious defensive mistake by Blaugrana (57th), but Trincao with a stabber (74th) and again Messi with a dream goal in the left Kreuzeck (75th) make it 3-1 and 4: 1 all clear, Firpo creates the 5: 1 final result after the preparatory work by Griezmann (80th). An offside goal from Trincao is also denied. (89.).
Barcelona overtook Real Madrid with victory and are tied with arch-rivals second.
The gap to leaders Atletico, who played one game less, is a proud eight points. Alaves fights as 16th with only one point ahead of the first relegation rank for relegation.