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Carles Alena delighted with fresh Barcelona appearance

Carles Alena was delighted to be part of Barcelona's 7-1 rout of Osasuna.

The teenage La Masia graduate who made his third league appearance when he replace Lionel Messi in the second half.

"It's been a special day for me," he said after the game. "I've had more minutes for the first team and I've had the chance to come on for Messi after the homage which had been paid to him [for his 500 goals]. It's a day I will never forget.

I am learning so much training with [the first team], with the intensity they have. It's a positive experience, there's nothing negative about it. I am aware I am still a Barça B player, where we still have important targets, but whenever Luis Enrique needs me I will be here."

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