Watch & Download Highlights: Barcelona 3 – 1 Alaves [Copa Del Rey Finals] Highlights 2016/17
Watch and Download: Barcelona 3 – 1 Alaves [Copa Del Rey Finals] Highlights 2016/17
Barcelona vanquished Alaves in Luis Enrique’s last match in charge, winning the Copa del Rey keep going by virtue of Lionel Messi’s breathed life into show.
Lionel Messi ensured Luis Enrique’s Barcelona control completed with a trophy as he inspired a third consecutive Copa del Rey title with a 3-1 last win over Alaves.
The Barca guide detailed his orchestrated departure from Camp Nou toward the start of March, with his side then coming up short concerning rivals Real Madrid in LaLiga and Juventus in the Champions League.
Regardless, Luis Enrique belatedly added to the sizeable draw of designs assembled in his underlying two years in charge as Messi exhibited his class in the last diversion to be played at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon.
Having scratched past Atleti 3-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals in February, with Sergi Roberto and Luis Suarez both sent off, Barca looked in for a correspondingly saucy test as Alaves started well and Theo Hernandez then adjusted Messi’s opener.
The Basque side had deadened Barca with a 2-1 class achievement at Camp Nou in September, yet this preoccupation crippled to hold up under more noticeable likeness to a 6-0 away triumph in the pivot establishment as Neymar scored the accompanying target and Messi teed up Paco Alcacer to put Barca outside of anybody’s capacity to see.
Notwithstanding the way that Alaves held the score down after the break, they occasionally looked at risk to burden the charging lead worked by Messi and Barca, who will now turn their focus to an official meeting on Monday, after which the club are set to report Luis Enrique’s substitution.
Javier Mascherano was stretchered off after an early clash of heads with Marcos Llorente and, regardless of the way that that crash did not constitute a foul as per the authority, Alaves’ combative approach could have seen Edgar Mendez repelled with more than a yellow card when he trod on Samuel Umtiti’s leg.
Their techniques were at any rate capable in confining Barca’s chances in the opening thirty minutes and Alaves could have stood out as Ibai Gomez’s shot slithered under Jasper Cillessen, killing the foot of the left-hand post and moving excruciatingly over the substance of target.
If Fernando Pacheco looked in like manner shaky at the other side in booting Andres Iniesta’s redirected effort clear, there was little he could do to keep a usually puzzling Messi finish, Barca’s rule man turning into the net from the edge of the case.
Regardless, Alaves’ spirits were not hosed and they responded with a strike of transcendent quality. Hernandez – on progress from Atleti yet purportedly destined for Real Madrid – profited from an Iniesta foul as he cleared a stunning free-kick over Cillessen and into the upper left corner from the right half of the area.
Messi entered a set-piece of his own specifically at Pacheco and Ivan Rakitic drove wide, before Luis Enrique’s men revived past anybody’s capacity to find at last minutes of the principle half.
Neymar turned Andre Gomes’ low concentration over the line to restore his side’s lead and Messi’s enormous close control then made space for Paco Alcacer – starting set up of the suspended Suarez – to coolly total past Pacheco for a third Barca objective.
Pacheco’s scrambling save denied Paco Alcacer from Messi’s cross not long after the restart and Alaves delivered a course over into the delight, Cillessen deterring from Rodrigo Ely with 20 minutes left and Deyverson then watching a target blocked for offside minutes afterward.
In any case, those missed potential outcomes cost Mauricio Pellegrino’s side the opportunity to make a grasp hand of the end stages and Barca gone to triumph, with Aleix Vidal showing up having persevered through a honest to goodness hurt against Alaves in LaLiga.