Lionel Messi scored twice to help Barcelona maintain their 100 per cent record in La Liga this season as they registered a comfortable win over Alaves.

Barcelona went into this game without the services of Neymar, Suarez and new signing Ousmane Dembele, and yet managed to come out on top, thanks to Lionel Messi. His goals helped them to a much-needed confidence boost victory at Alaves. Although he had a weak moment during a penalty, the Argentine superstar bounced back in time.

Despite the missed penalty, Messi regained his composure in the second half as he went on to score twice. In fact, the Barcelona front-man was nearly close to rounding off his performance with a hat-trick minutes after the second goal, but his shot cannoned off the bar.

The home side Alaves were very quite well-organised at the back and even had two great chances to take the lead. However, Barcelona triumphed in the end, as Messi made the difference with two well-taken goals. Like every other situation that includes Messi, Twitter exploded in a frenzy. THT takes a look at some of the best tweets:

While many applauded him for his goals, several were quick to point out his deficiency when it comes to taking penalties.

Meanwhile, the fact that Ernesto Valverde did not hand a starting role to Nelson Semedo, did not sit well with some fans.

Sergio Busquets also received a fair number of appreciative tweets as fans appeared to be particularly impressed by his performance.

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