Deportivo Alaves made this game very difficult for the league leader Barcelona. From the start, Deportivo made some serious damage to Barcelona and scored the first goal in the 23rd minute which was scored by Guidetti when he got past one of Ter Stegen.
Barcelona suffered a lot in the first half as they didn’t manage to score a single goal in the first 45 minutes. The Likes of Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and the new star signing Philippe Coutinho couldn’t do much against the Alaves wall.
However, In the second half, Barcelona started dominating slowly as they found the back of the net in the 72nd minute scored by none other than Luis Suarez who got assisted by Andres Iniesta. The Spanish mid-fielder dribbled passed 3 Deportivo players and crossed the ball into the penalty area.
Later after 10 minutes, It was Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who gave the lead of 1 goal to Barcelona from a free kick. The two amazing goals from these two players provided Barcelona a very much needed 3 points and Barcelona maintains to stay on top of the league.
Messi has now scored 20 goals so far in the league and he is the most goal scorer this season.
Anyway, The overall performance of the team has been very poor today. Let’s have a look at players individual rating from today’s game.
Gerard Pique who was very good in his last game against Espanyol in the Copa Del Rey had a pretty average game today against Deportivo Alaves at Camp Nou. The Barcelona Defender was easily got beaten by Alaves strikers on a couple of occasions and found himself chasing them whenever Deportivo players came in counter-attack.
Pique even lost the ball couple of times which might have been resulted in a goal but thankfully it didn’t. Pique gets 6/10 in today’s game.