You can enjoy Messi's brace and Coutinho's strike in all their glory as the blaugranes open the 2018/19 league season with a win
10:19PM Saturday 18 Aug
LaLiga is under way. Barça and Alavés met in the first game of the campaing at Camp Nou and a brace from Messi and a strike from Coutinho handed Ernesto Valverde an opening weekend victory.
The visitors were stubborn opposition but Messi's opening strike prised apart the Alavés defence and also marked goal number 6,000 in the league for FC Barcelona. The Barça captain added another for good measure before the Brazilian midfilelder rounded off the win in style. See all the action right here in our highlights video!