La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Philippe Coutinho.
Barca had dominated the late kick-off at a quiet Nou Camp but again struggled to convert chances against a shrewd Alaves, who are the last team to win a league game at the Catalans' home, beating them 2-1 in 2016 and nearly repeating that feat last season before losing...
Ghana international Patrick Twumasi is determined to build on the success he enjoyed in Kazakhstan after signing for La Liga side Deportivo Alaves.
The forward ended his four-year stay with Astana to join the Basque outfit on a four-year deal on Monday.
He'd previously featured for Latvian side Spartaks Jurmala and Russia's Amkar Perm.
"Moving from Kazakhstan to Spain is great and any player would want this because we all want to move forward in our careers," the forward told KweséESPN.