Fernando Pacheco

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Messi makes amends for missed penalty in Barcelona win

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored twice and saw a penalty saved as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Without new signing Ousmane Dembele, who completed the second most expensive transfer ever by moving for 105 million euros ($125 million) from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, or the injured Luis Suarez, Messi ensured Barca didn’t lose any early ground in the title race despite a tumultuous start to the campaign off the field.

Messi makes amends for missed penalty in Barca win

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored twice and saw a penalty saved as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.

Without new signing Ousmane Dembele, who completed the second most expensive transfer ever by moving for 105 million euros ($125 million) from Borussia Dortmund on Friday, or the injured Luis Suarez, Messi ensured Barca didn’t lose any early ground in the title race despite a tumultuous start to the campaign off the field.

Downpour dominates Celta-Alaves semi-final stalemate

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Madrid (AFP) Celta Vigo and Alaves have it all to play for in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final after neither side could make the breakthrough in a first leg nearly washed out by awful weather conditions.

Celta, who knocked out Real Madrid in the quarter-finals, had the better of the chances on home soil but they were denied twice by the woodwork and some fine goalkeeping by Fernando Pacheco.