Barcelona 3-0 Deportivo Alaves: Barcelona are off the mark in their opening match of their LaLiga campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Alaves. Barca were frustrated in the first half by Abelardo’s men, who held their discipline at the back. However, once Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a clever free-kick, the result was a formality.
Messi scored Barca’s 6,000th LaLiga goal, nine-and-a-half years removed from scoring their 5,000th. Philippe Coutinho opened his account for the term before the Argentine notched his second of the game to secure the three points.