La Liga Live : Messi wins golden boot as Barcelona beats Alaves 5-0

Lionel Messi starred as Barcelona ended its La Liga campaign with a 5-0 victory over Alaves. 

The Barca captain scored twice in the victory and won his seventh La Liga golden boot on the final day. This is 4th consecutive year that Messi won golden boot in La Liga. 

Messi finished on 25 goals, four clear of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

La Liga Live : Barcelona too good for Alaves, Messi ends with Golden Boot

The game was not of importance as Real clinched the La Liga title on Thursday. Fati opened the scoring for Barca in 24th minute. 

Messi rounded the keeper to make it 2-0 and swept in a fifth – with teenager Ansu Fati, Luis Suarez and Nelson Semedo scoring the other goals.

Riqui Puig, Messi and Arturo Vidal all hit the woodwork before Fati opened the scoring.

  • Fati (24′ minutes),
  • Messi (34′ minutes, 75′ minutes),
  • Suárez (44′ minutes),
  • Nélson Semedo (57′ minutes)

This is the first time La Liga’s top scorer has managed fewer than 30 goals since Mallorca’s Daniel Guiza 12 years ago.

Barca, who only named five out of a possible 12 substitutes, host Napoli in the Champions League last-16 second leg on 8 August, having drawn 1-1 in Italy.

La Liga Points Table after Sunday Games

Team P GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 38 45 87
2 Barcelona 38 48 82
3 Atletico Madrid  38 24 70
4 Sevilla 38 20 70
5 Villarreal 38 14 60
6 Real Sociedad 38 8 56