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Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

  1. FULL-TIME

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    It's all over. Barcelona will end 2019 top of La Liga unless Real Madrid win by six goals tomorrow.

  2. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Oh I missed that, Alaves brought on Scotland's Oliver Burke a few minutes ago.

  3. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Halfway through that injury time. You can all go home now.

  4. INJURY TIME

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Four minutes added on. Not sure we needed that much.

  5. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Alaves almost get a late second but captain Manu Garcia's shot is straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen at his near post.

  6. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Barca's Jordi Alba picks up a late booking. A Christmas card if you like.

  7. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Lionel Messi's free-kick goes over the bar.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Fairly standard Barcelona substitution as Nelson Semedo replaces Sergio Roberto.

  9. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Free-kick to Barcelona as Rodrigo Ely fouls the goat Lionel Messi, who has scored exactly 50 goals for club and country this year. Ely is booked.

  10. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Barcelona fans are now singing Jingle Bells or something to that tune anyway. It's party time.

  11. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Alaves have a corner, which they play short and eventually whack into the box with Marc-Andre ter Stegen catching it.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Barca make a change as Frenkie de Jong replaces Sergio Busquets, who has just recovered from illness.

  13. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Luis Suarez has scored 10 La Liga goals this season. This is his 15th consecutive season scoring 10 league goals or more.

  14. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Barcelona have scored 6,136 goals in La Liga history - one behind Real Madrid...

  15. Post update

    Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Barca are very comfortable now, the offside flag goes up as they look for a fifth.

  16. GOAL - Barcelona 4-1 Alaves

    Luis Suarez (75 mins)

    Luis Suarez steps up and takes the penalty himself, blasting it past the goalkeeper to put this game beyond doubt.

  17. PENALTY TO BARCELONA

    Barcelona 3-1 Alaves

    Luis Suarez heads the ball onto Martin Aguirregabiria's arm and it's a penalty.

  18. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Alaves

    Lionel Messi is likely to end 2019 as the top scorer in Europe's leagues this calendar year. He has scored 34 in 32 La Liga games.

    Kylian Mbappe, the nearest player who could catch him, is on 29.

  19. Post update

    Barcelona 3-1 Alaves

    Almost a fourth as Mr Assist, Luis Suarez, has a header blocked.