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Francisco Trincao opened the scoring for Ronald Koeman's men in the first half before Messi doubled their advantage.
Luis Rioja pulled one back in the second half to hand Alaves a fighting chance, but that lifeline came to an end as Trincao grabbed his second of the match.
Junior Firpo added Barcelona's fifth of the match as the Spanish side sealed all three points.
Now, one fan has produced a compilation of Messi's best bits against Alaves ahead of Barcelona's important Champions League clash.
The 33-year-old Argentine superstar's brace and assist earned him an impressive 9.5 score from SofaScore.
According to SofaScore, Messi made 96 touches and completed 58 of his 71 passes (82 per cent).
Barcelona boss Koeman will be hoping that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will be at his best for the clash with Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
Former City man Pablo Zabaleta has urged his ex-Argentina teammate to leave Barcelona and take up the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
The 36-year-old Argentine told The Daily Mirror: "If Lionel Messi decides to leave Barcelona and he wants to play in the best league, then he has to experience the Premier League for himself.
"It is something that will interest him -- because every player I know always asks me what the Premier League is like.
"Leo has been in La Liga for so many years and I think it would be a huge attraction for him to experience English football.
"And Manchester City offer the perfect conditions."
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