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Alena & Suarez on target as Barca beat Alaves

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 23/04/2019

Carles Alena and Luis Suarez on target as Barcelona beat Alaves 2-0 at Mendizorrotza on Tuesday night and move to within a whisker of claiming the title.

Coach Ernesto Valverde rested Ivan Rakitic for this match ahead of the weekend game at home to Levante and next week’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool and left Lionel Messi on the bench as Samuel Umtiti and Alena both started.

Barca dominated in the first half and Suarez saw two chances go astray as he was twice denied by Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco.

Abelardo’s side, in seventh place, were defending with a five-man back line and all of their players camped in their own half.

That made it hard for Barca to find the openings and winger Ousmane Dembele was somewhat erratic again.

Second-half goals from Carles Alena and Luis Suarez saw Barcelona beat Alaves 2-0 at Mendizorrotza on Tuesday night and move to within a whisker of claiming the title.

Coach Ernesto Valverde rested Ivan Rakitic for this match ahead of the weekend game at home to Levante and next week’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool and left Lionel Messi on the bench as Samuel Umtiti and Alena both started.

Barca dominated in the first half and Suarez saw two chances go astray as he was twice denied by Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco.

Abelardo’s side, in seventh place, were defending with a five-man back line and all of their players camped in their own half.

That made it hard for Barca to find the openings and winger Ousmane Dembele was somewhat erratic again.
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