Lionel Messi’s late strike against Alaves on Sunday gave Barcelona the 2-1 win, and also gave the Argentine the advantage over Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga free-kick goals. Barcelona maintained their unbeaten record and their 11-point lead at the top of the table in La Liga thanks to a 2-1 comeback victory over Alavés at Camp Nou. The visitors played a fantastic game and went ahead, but Barça managed to find enough goals to win another game.Messi netted the 21st free kick in la Liga league. Both Messi and Ronaldo had equal no. of goals through free-kicks. Messi is a nose ahead of its rival Ronaldo, as Messi netted his 21st free-kicks against the Alaves.
Sunday’s match marked another milestone for the 30-year-old, who made his 200th career Liga appearance at the Camp Nou. Messi has notched a remarkable 211 goals and 74 assists in those 200 appearances. Indirectly, Messi is involved in 285 goals in La Liga at its home. Barcelona is 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of league table.
Alaves the Second division team had shown the brilliant performance against the Barcelona. They were the team to dumped out Real Madrid from the Copa Del Rey making the history. This team shows that they can fight with any best team in the world. Barcelona is now unbeaten in the 21st round which is intact. and that equals the best season start set by Pep Guardiola’s great side, unbeaten until the 22nd round of matches in the 2009-10 season.
Iniesta is the only player to provide an assist in La Liga in each of the last 15 seasons (69 in total), while Suarez has now netted for the past eight games in the competition after a slump earlier in the season.