Spanish La Liga
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Barcelona 1-2 Alaves

Ibai Gomez celebrates scoring for Alaves against Barcelona at the Nou Camp
Barcelona had won their previous seven La Liga games

Barcelona suffered a shock home defeat by newly promoted Alaves as manager Luis Enrique left Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez out of the starting XI.

Brazilian forward Deyverson silenced the Nou Camp when he stabbed home Kiko Femenia's cross from seven yards.

Defender Jeremy Mathieu headed the equaliser from Neymar's corner.

Ibai Gomez scored the winner - beating debutant keeper Jasper Cillessen from just inside the area - soon after Messi came on for the La Liga champions.

Suarez was introduced after Gomez's goal but Alaves hung on to claim a first league win at the Nou Camp since 2000.

Barca are three points behind leaders Real Madrid, who beat Osasuna 5-2 earlier on Saturday in Ronaldo's first game back from injury.

Was Enrique to blame?

Enrique appeared to have one eye on Tuesday's Champions League home group game against Celtic, making seven changes to the team that won 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao before the international break.

As well as forwards Messi and Suarez, midfielder Andres Iniesta started on the bench.

Although Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets and Neymar were included, Barcelona produced one of their poorest performances for some time.

Even after Mathieu's equaliser in the first minute of the second half, Barcelona continued to live dangerously as Alaves' Edgar Mendez had a goal ruled out for offside.

Mathieu blasted wide of an open net before Mascherano was caught out on the edge of the Barcelona penalty area and Gomez wriggled free to slot into the far corner.

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Newly-promoted Alaves beat Barcelona in La Liga for the first time in 15 years

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Cillessen
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 14MascheranoBooked at 55mins
  • 24Mathieu
  • 19Digne
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5Busquets
  • 6D SuárezSubstituted forMessiat 60'minutes
  • 7TuranSubstituted forIniestaat 64'minutes
  • 17AlcácerSubstituted forL Suárezat 66'minutes
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 8Iniesta
  • 9L Suárez
  • 10Messi
  • 12Rafinha
  • 18Alba
  • 23Umtiti
  • 25Masip

Alavés

  • 1Pacheco
  • 21FemeníaSubstituted forMartín Vigarayat 74'minutes
  • 4Ruano Delgado
  • 5Laguardia
  • 3García CarneroBooked at 72mins
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Méndez OrtegaSubstituted forEspinozaat 70'minutes
  • 16Torres
  • 6Llorente
  • 11Gómez PérezSubstituted forCamarasaat 79'minutes
  • 20Brum Silva Acosta

Substitutes

  • 8Camarasa
  • 9Santos
  • 13Ortolá
  • 14Espinoza
  • 18Toquero
  • 19García Sánchez
  • 22Martín Vigaray
Referee:
Mario Melero López
Attendance:
72,303

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamAlavés
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 1, Alavés 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 1, Alavés 2.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

Attempt missed. Lucas Digne (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aleix Vidal.

Attempt blocked. Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Víctor Laguardia.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Barcelona).

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

Lucas Digne (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Espinoza (Alavés).

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Javier Mascherano.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Víctor Laguardia.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Vigaray.

Substitution

Substitution, Alavés. Víctor Camarasa replaces Ibai Gómez because of an injury.

Offside, Alavés. Fernando Pacheco tries a through ball, but Edgar Méndez is caught offside.

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibai Gómez (Alavés).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Vigaray.

Substitution

Substitution, Alavés. Vigaray replaces Kiko Femenía because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Raúl García (Alavés) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Raúl García (Alavés).

Substitution

Substitution, Alavés. Cristian Espinoza replaces Edgar Méndez.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Luis Suárez replaces Paco Alcácer.

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

Deyverson (Alavés) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 1, Alavés 2. Ibai Gómez (Alavés) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta replaces Arda Turan.

Foul by Arda Turan (Barcelona).

Edgar Méndez (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Torres (Alavés).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Raúl García.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Edgar Méndez.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Lionel Messi replaces Denis Suárez.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Torres (Alavés).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid330010379
2Sevilla32108537
3Las Palmas320110556
4Barcelona32018446
5Atl Madrid31205145
6Villarreal31203125
7Alavés31203215
8Sporting Gijón21102114
9Deportivo La Coruña21102114
10Leganés21101014
11Real Sociedad311134-14
12Eibar21012203
13Espanyol302179-22
14Malaga302135-22
15Granada201126-41
16Real Betis201126-41
17Osasuna301238-51
18Ath Bilbao200213-20
19Valencia200225-30
20Celta Vigo300317-60
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