Leo, Suarez save Barca from Alaves setback

Coutinho played the final 22 minutes against Espanyol

All eyes were on the £142m man as he made a quiet La Liga debut before being substituted in the second half of the 2-1 win against Alaves as Barca chased the game after falling behind to John Guidetti's 23rd minute opener, eventually mounting a comeback with goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

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Coutinho was denied a debut goal by a Ruben Duarte block, before Messi brought a superb save from Fernando Pacheco from a curling free-kick. Lionel Messi is one of the best in the world at set-pieces and took the free kick, curling a flawless shot into the corner to put Barça in the clear for the win.

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Luis Suarez had broken the away side's tough resistance with a sweet volley from Andres Iniesta's cross 18 minutes from the end, setting the stage for Messi's dramatic and stylish victor. Messi's victor was his 21st successful free-kick, one more than Ronaldo's tally of 20. "But in the first half I should've been given a penalty too".

The France worldwide broke the deadlock with a tidy finish just after the hour-mark before hitting the frame of the goal again.

Barcelona have eight games in February - including a Copa del Rey semi-final against Valencia and a Champions League meeting with Chelsea - so will be thankful that the referee didn't spot Suarez's moment of madness.

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Leganes beat Espanyol 3-2 at home with the help of two own goals from Mario Hermoso, who completed an unwanted hat-trick by scoring a late consolation strike for his side. If you are playing well it always seems easier, but if the opponent is doing well it is very tough.

The win ensured that the Catalan giants remain undefeated and 11 points clear at the top of the table.

Just 27 minutes into the second half and Andres Iniesta plays a attractive cross to Luis Suarez as he scores an equalizing goal and suddenly Barcelona looked set for a win.

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But, after Ever Banega hit a post late on for the hosts, they were pegged back as Angel struck in the dying embers.

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