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Barcelona stunned by Alaves

Barcelona stunned by Alaves
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With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta on the bench, Barcelona went behind to the visitors in the 39th minute before Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu equalised in the 46th. Ibai Gomez then scored the winner in the 64th.

Madrid: Promoted Alaves dealt champions Barcelona a shock 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to help Real Madrid thrash Osasuna 5-2 and go two points clear at the top of La Liga.

With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta on the bench, Barcelona went behind to the visitors in the 39th minute before Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu equalised in the 46th. Ibai Gomez then scored the winner in the 64th.

Ronaldo, who had been out for two months with a knee injury, scored six minutes into his return as Zinedine Zidane's Real equalled the club's 1960-61 record of 15 successive league victories.The result left Real Madrid with nine points from three games, while Barcelona are fourth on six.

Sevilla went second on seven points after beating third-placed Las Palmas 2-1.Atletico Madrid are fifth on five points after beating Celta Vigo 4-0 to earn their first win of the season.Having seen their two main title rivals win, the pressure was on Barcelona to see off opponents who drew with Atletico at the Vicente Calderon on the season’s opening day.But with their top players rested by coach Luis Enrique after returning from international duty, long-haul flights and injury, Barcelona struggled to get going.

New signing Paco Alcacer barely touched the ball in the first half and fired his only chance wide of the far post early in the second, while Ivan Rakitic spurned two good chances.Neymar was the only one of the MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) trio to start, although he ended the game with the others by his side, but Barcelona still failed to create any more clear opportunities.

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