The match was far from a easy one for Barcelona as would have been expected by anybody. They had to dig deep to get the opening through their indispensable captain.
The new Barcelona captain who opened the scoring in the club’s 6000th La liga did so in style as he struck a beautiful free kick midway through the second half.
Deportivo Alaves who had been packing the bus prior to the goal had to come out in search of an equaliser but were hit again when Coutinho added a second to put the tie to bed.
Messi however produced another moments of magic when he added the third goal in what would become his second of the night.