Barcelona vs. Deportivo Alaves score, recap: Messi scores twice as reigning champs open with victory
One game in, and Barca is already flying high. Ousmane Dembele was sharp in the first half, creating plenty of opportunities, and Barca wore Alaves down as the match went on, earning a well-deserved victory to open the campaign.
Barcelonas La Liga campaign is off to a fine start despite taking over an hour to get going in Saturdays opener. Welcoming Deportivo Alaves to Camp Nou, Barca had its chances but couldnt find the breakthrough during the first hour. Then, the team shifted into fifth gear and dominated. Lionel Messi scored two goals, Philippe Coutinho added another and Ernesto Valverdes team scored a 3-0 win to earn their first three points of the season on Matchday 1.