Barcelona beat Alaves 6-0 away from home

  • Barcelona beat Alaves 6-0 away from home

Barcelona beat Alaves 6-0 away from home

The Brazilian scored the second in Barca's 6-0 victory over Alaves to take his tally to one ahead of his countryman.

Alaves, the recently promoted club from Basque Country, will be playing in the final of a major tournament only for the second time in its 96-year history.

A home win for Alaves is 9/1 with bet365, while an away win is 3/10.

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar ran riot for FC Barcelona, as they thumped Alaves 6-0 at Mendizorroza. "And in the final in May we will seek glory".

CD Alaves will this weekend welcome the visit of Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga, and it's the reigning champions who are backed to win.

Four-time runners-up in the Copa, Celta were trying to return to the final for the first time since 2000-2001. Barca are just one point behind Real Madrid and it is not so hard for them to take Alaves as they were in good form already.

Following his late sending off in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg, the Spanish football disciplinary panel has turned down the player's appeal.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has handed the Uruguayan worldwide a two-match ban which will see him miss the final on May 27 as well as the opening match of next year's competition.

Real Betis striker Ruben Castro hit the post early on in scoreless stalemate that increased the winless streaks of both teams.

Barcelona's dominance showed no signs of ending, however, and the visitors finally made the breakthrough in the 37th minute when Luis Suarez turned a low Vidal cross into the bottom corner from close range.

The Camp Nou was the chosen venue for the final last campaign, in which Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 in the final. The final was eventually played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium.