FC Barcelona hosted newcomers Deportivo Alaves and it turned out to be a game which Camp Nou faithful would like to forget as soon as possible. Barcelona started without Messi, Suarez and Iniesta and the move back fired as Deyverson put Alaves in lead with a goal against the run of play. But Jeremy Mathieu brought Barcelona back into the game just after the break. However determined Alaves took the lead against midway through the second half.
FC Barcelona 1-2 Deportivo Alaves Highlights
[ Spanish Primera Liga 2016-17 ]
39′ 0 – 1 Deyverson stunned the camp nou just before the break when he scored to put away side 1-0 up.
47′ 1 – 1 Jeremy Mathieu brought Barcelona back jsut after the break.
64′ 1 – 2 Ibai Gomez scored famous goal which earned Alaves a win against mighty Barcelona.
Barcelona has won their opening two games and they should ease past Alaves who have lost both of their opening two games so far. Although its not as simple as it seams with Luis Enrique struggling to put a team together. Luis Suarez and Neymar are back from their international duties and both might be benched. Which gives Paco Alcácer opportunity to start his very first game alongside Lionel Messi. Although both Suarez and Neymar are fit enough to start.
Possible Starting Lineups: Goalkeeping options are not straight forward either, with Claudio Bravo gone to Man City Barcelona signed Jasper Cillessen who might start in goal as regular keeper Marc André Ter Stegen got slight injury in training. André Gomes and Iniesta are both fit to start in midfield.
International break often put strain on the performances of big European teams as most of their players are on international duties. It is pivotal for Barcelona to keep their noses in front at top of the table as Real Madrid look like real title challengers this time around.
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