Carles Alena opened the scoring for Barcelona against Deportivo Alaves on Tuesday night, firing home after a wonderful passing move from the visitors.
The Blaugrana are in action against Alaves at Mendizorrotza Stadium this evening, knowing that a win will take them one step closer to retaining their La Liga crown.
After a tense opening 45 minutes, Ernesto Valverde’s side took the lead in the contest thanks Alena’s effort in the 53rd minute, as he finished off a sublime move which also included a clever Luis Suarez dummy from a Sergi Roberto pass.
When Barcelona string quick passes together in this manner they are almost impossible to stop and Alena showed a clinical edge when it mattered to cap a rare appearance in the starting line up.
Check out the 21-year-old’s goal below, via Twitter.
Yes Aleñá, what a goal! Deserves that, had an excellent game. Him and Puig are so good to watch, whatever level they’re playing at.pic.twitter.com/8gufgqGOLP
— Oli (@oliqpr) April 23, 2019
| GOAL! |
Text book Barca! ?
Lovely combination of passes leading up to the goal before Carles Alena strikes ? pic.twitter.com/yKByYE80IA
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) April 23, 2019