Thursday February 25, 2021

Messi scores double as Barca beat Alaves

Published : 14 Feb 2021, 10:54

  DF News Desk

Barcelona's Clement Lenglet (L) vies with Alaves' Lucas Perez during a Spanish football league match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 13, 2021. Photo Xinhua by Joan Gosa.

Lionel Messi and Francisco Trincao scored twice as Barcelona beat Alaves for a seventh consecutive La Liga win, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Trincao opened the scoring from a pass by Ilaix Moriba - both players were making their first La Liga starts - and Messi doubled the lead via the inside of the post from outside the box.

Luis Rioja gave struggling Alaves hope, said the BBC report.

Trincao scored again after Messi's shot was saved and then the Argentine netted an excellent 25-yard strike before Junior Firpo's close-range fifth, said the report.

Messi and Trincao's doubles both came on landmarks days.

Click BBC to read the detail original report.