Thanks very much for your company. A good weekend to be a Real Madrid fan. A gloomy night for Barcelona supporters. And if you're an Alaves fan, this is your time. Enjoy it. Goodnight.
- Barcelona lose to newly-promoted Alaves
- Messi, Suarez & Iniesta start on the bench
- Real Madrid secure 15th straight La Liga win
- Cristiano Ronaldo scores on his return
- Danilo, Ramos, Pepe and Modric also net
Here are the standings this evening. Sevilla are up to second after their late win over Las Palmas. Atletico Madrid after a wobbly start to the season, are starting to make up ground. Alaves, by the way, are just off the caption, in seventh place.
Alaves have their first away win over Barcelona since 2000, and they deserved it. Mauricio Pellegrino's side were supremely disciplined, took their chances and had the strength of character to recover from a very tricky spell they went through in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
So, Real Madrid finish the day - and will finish the weekend - top of La Liga. Three games in, they are the only top-flight team left with a 100 per cent record.
The shock of the weekend, right there.
But wait! It's Neymar, playing in Lucas Digne down the left for Barcelona... a low ball across to Messi!
No. Messi gets a foot to the ball, but it rolls wide of the far post. That surely is the last chance...
Neymar's ball in is cleared. Alaves get bodies in the way. The ball runs loose to Lucas Digne 20 yards out. He swings a right boot at it... It's wide.
Aleix Vidal surges down the Barcelona right and wins a corner. One more chance...
Lionel Messi through to Luis Suarez... the Uruguay international turns hi sdefender and goes to ground under Daniel Torres' challenge... No penalty. The television replays show there was no contact.
Neymar makes a break on to a ball down the left - but is flagged offside. Three minutes of time added on.
Neymar outnumbered four to one on the edge of the penalty area... A Maradona-esque turn, and he is away for a split-second... until the red-shirted hoards recover and block him out. Carlos Vigaray is arguably a little too vigorous in his defending initially - he appears to have hold of Neymar. The referee is happy to let play continue, though. We're into the last two minutes.
Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne finds space down the left, and mis-hits a cross that loops up into the air. Fernando Pacheco watches it drop, and plucks it out of the air.
The home side win the ball back seconds later, and Andres Iniesta surges forward. He tries the 20-yard right-footed curler into the far corner... but it won't curl for him, and the shot sails wide. Alaves are getting closer and closer...
Alaves midfielder Daniel Torres is down on the turf, stricken with cramp. Barcelona refuse to put the ball out... Jeremy Mathieu finds space, having stayed forward following a Neymar corner, and rolls a cross-shot that the goalkeeper gathers. Torres has to get on with it as best he can, because the visitors have made their three permitted substitutions.
Ibai Gomez, who could yet be the match-winner, has done his stint for Alaves. Victor Camarasa, on loan from Levante, is on in his place.
As the clock ticks down, Luis Enrique's exasperation in the Barcelona technical area is there for all to see. There are whistles from the stands. Ten minutes left.
Who will be the La Liga surprise guys this season?
Dave Wood: Las Palmas are the biggest La Liga surprise so far. Playing some cracking football this season & robbed at Sevilla earlier.
If you missed it, Las Palmas, the morning leaders, conceded two late goals as they were beaten 2-1 at Sevilla.
We're back to where we were at the end of the first half, really. Barcelona are looking short of ideas again; Alaves have all of their defensive players (eg. everyone bar Deyverson) where they should be. Fernando Pacheco, the visitors' goalkeeper, rises to gather a corner unchallenged. There might still be a twist here, though.
It's Lionel Messi, left-footed, from right of centre, and the ball sails over. The clock ticks on.
Kiko Femenia, the right-back, is replaced by Carlos Vigaray for Alaves. Femenia ambles off in slow motion, to impatient whistles from the home fans. He is in no hurry to go, certainly, although he might just be knackered.
Another Barcelona free-kick. Javier Mascherano is hacked down by Raul Garcia, who is booked. Step forward Messi? Or Neymar?
Cristian Espinoza, on loan from Villarreal, has come on for Alaves in place of Edgar, who I think had just about run out of steam. The visitors are 20 minutes from a remarkable victory.
We've got the full artillery out now. Barcelona, who sent on Andres Iniesta a few moments before the second Alaves goal, now have Luis Suarez on as well. Arda Turan has made way for Iniesta, Paco Alcacer for Suarez.
Sucker punch number two. As Oscar Wilde might have said: To concede one goal while you are well on top might be considered unfortunate. To concede two is downright careless. Javier Mascherano is caught out on the edge of his own penalty area, and Ibai Gomez wriggles past the challenges and slots a shot into the far corner. Jasper Cillessen gets a hand on the ball. It is not enough. We have a shock on the cards.
Alaves, aside from that very dodgy first five minutes they had in the second half, are dealing with them, though.
Barca get another free-kick, left of centre. Again it's Messi to take. He tries to curl it round the wall, but it does not bend enough.
Lionel Messi is immediately on free-kick duties; playing over an outswinger from the left that Edgar - denied by the linesman's flag at the other end a moment ago - heads away. Barcelona are totting up the corners here...
Messi is on for Denis Suarez.
Alaves, after that big flurry of excitement, have regained their shape of the first half. Neymar goes on a run across the face of the area, but there's no way through. Arda Turan delivers a cros from the right, but it is cleared. Lionel Messi is getting ready to come on. We have half-an-hour to play, and this game is set up very nicely now.
Who will be your La Liga surprise guys this season?
Andy White: Rumour has it that some Welshman at Real Madrid is quite useful. His name is Gareth .... not sure of his surname....
To the other end, and Barcelona work the ball down the right... Paco Alcacer gets in front of his marker at the near post, and flicks a boot to turn his effort just beyond the far stick. Different game this, now. Caution has left us.
But wait! Alaves have the ball in the net. Edgar gets between defenders and goalkeeper to slot in a free-kick from eight yards, but he has made the run a fraction too early, and is correctly flagged offside.
Now Neymar goes on a run and whips a 20-yard shot just over the bar. And Lionel Messi starts warming up. The pressure is building...
Good grief. Alaves have gone to pieces here. Neymar swings over another corner, the ball drops to Mathieu 10 yards out - and the France defender has time to bring the ball down and blast at goal - he must score. No! It's wide. Gasps of disbelief all around the stadium.
Or Jeremy Mathieu, if you prefer. The centre-back gets free to head in Neymar's corner - as simple a goal as you could imagine.
I'm sure, at half-time, that Alaves manager Mauricio Pellegrino told his time to keep their discipline, frustrate Barcelona for the opening moments of the second half and take it from there. Within seconds of the restart, they have lost their lead in the most basic manner.
Alaves last won at the Nou Camp in 2000. They are 45 minutes away from ending that wait. For now, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez remain on the bench, and Neymar and Paco Alcacer lead the search for an equaliser.
Almost three times as many passes by Barcelona as by Alaves in that first half - but the two sides are level in terms of shots on target. There's only one stat that matters, of course, and the visitors have that in their favour at halfway.
That was a first half that revealed its drama slowly. At first, there was little to get excited about. Then it became a case of wondering how long Alaves could hold off the Barcelona threat. Then the visitors took the lead, with a goal from Deyverson. Now the question arises: How long before we see Messi and Suarez introduced from the bench? The home crowd at the Nou Camp are grumbling as the players head for the dressing room.
Barcelona's urgency grows. Arda Turan nods down a cross into the penalty area. Ivan Rakitic turns into space 13 yards from goal; it's a great chance. He lashes the shot wide. And that is half-time.
For most of the first half, the question was: Can Alaves get to half-time level? Now, they will be down on themselves if they do not get there with a lead. They have played the first 44 minutes of this match just about note perfect.
Barcelona should draw level within seconds. Alaves switch off to let Neymar get on to the end of a cross, but the unmarked Brazilian heads wide from seven yards. A let off.
Well, well, well. A rare Alaves excursion into home territory. They win a series of throw-ins, edging closer to the corner flag as if scrummaging for the try-line. Then, the punch. Kiko Femenia gets half-a-yard of space to deliver a cross from the right, and Deyverson - who has barely been in the game - gets in front of Javier Mascherano to nick the ball beyond Jasper Cillessen. Rope a dope.
And we're into the final 10 minutes of the half. Barcelona pressing, probing, looking for the gap to exploit. Alaves are giving them next to nothing. The muted chanting from the crowd sounds like low thunder.
A moment or so later, another Barcelona free-kick. Neymar tries to catch out goalkeeper Pacheco at the near post, but shanks it into the rough.