Goals and Highlights: Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao in 2020 La Liga
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6:00 PM21 days ago

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6:00 PM21 days ago

Full Time | Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona does just enough to win against a very difficult Athletic Bilbao. The three points keep their title hopes alive.
5:58 PM21 days ago

90'+4'

An excellent cross from Alba for Vidal who takes a volley!

Simón makes the save, and on the rebound, Fati hits the post!

5:54 PM21 days ago

90'+2'

Núñez heads the ball a few inches just over the crossbar.
5:54 PM21 days ago

90'+1'

Rakitic is shown a yellow card after stopping a counter-attack with a sliding tackle.
5:53 PM21 days ago

90'

Five minutes of added time to the match.
5:51 PM21 days ago

88'

Fati dribbles a bit and leaves the ball for Messi who hits it first time!

The ball is again inches from finding the target.

5:51 PM21 days ago

87'

Piqué seems to have a groin injury.
5:48 PM21 days ago

85' | Barcelona Substitution

Martin Braithwaite replaces Luis Suárez.
5:47 PM21 days ago

83'

Villalibre whips a cross in right to the penalty spot. Ter Stegen tries to swat it away, but misses.

The ball is just inches away from Raúl García who is unable to react fast enough to tap it in.

5:43 PM21 days ago

80'

Messi makes his most well-known play: he cuts inside and shoots looking for the far post.

The ball is inches away from going in!

5:41 PM21 days ago

78' | Athletic Bilbao Substitution

Sancet leaves his place on the pitch for Raúl García.
5:40 PM21 days ago

75'

The game pauses again for another cooling break.
5:38 PM21 days ago

73'

Suárez almost scores, but the defense got in the way before the ball could reach the goal.
5:36 PM21 days ago

The goal from Ivan Rakitc

 

5:35 PM21 days ago

71' | Barcelona GOOOOOOOOAL!

After quite a messy play, Rakitic finds a rebound inside the box and doesn't miss his one-on-one chance!
5:32 PM21 days ago

69' | Athletic Bilbao Substitution

Williams and Lekue are replaced by Villalibre and Ander Capa.
5:31 PM21 days ago

67'

Athletic will try to use Barcelona's need to score to hit them with counter-attacks.

 

5:27 PM21 days ago

65' | Barcelona Substitutions

Rakitic and Ansu Fati replace Busquets and Griezmann.
5:25 PM21 days ago

62'

Messi sends a good cross in, but Vidal is unable to finish the play thanks to the close marking from his defender.
5:24 PM21 days ago

61'

Unay Núñez receives a yellow card after a foul on Suárez.
5:20 PM21 days ago

57' | Athletic Bilbao Substitutions

Muniain and Dani García replace López and Córdoba.
5:18 PM21 days ago

56' | Barcelona Substitution

Riqui Puig replaces Arthur Melo in midfield.
5:17 PM21 days ago

53'

Messi finds Griezmann inside the box. Before the Frenchman could finish the play, Unai Simón was all over him to block the ball.
5:16 PM21 days ago

50'

Barcelona still having trouble finding spaces for the last pass.

 

5:11 PM21 days ago

48'

Antoine Griezmann was looking to send a through ball to leave Suarez in scoring position, but Núñez does well to read the play.
5:08 PM21 days ago

45' | Second Half Begins

We're underway with the last 45 minutes of the match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao.
4:53 PM21 days ago

Full Time | Barcelona 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

We go to the break with the score unchanged. So far, we're witnesssing a very entertaining match.
4:49 PM21 days ago

45'

Barcelona has gained possession of the ball, but is unable to get clarity on the last pass thanks to the great positioning and marking from Athletic.
4:45 PM21 days ago

41'

Through ball from Semedo to Suárez, but Unai Simón gets to the ball first!
4:43 PM21 days ago

38'

The pace of the game has a decreased a bit after half-hour of very intense play.
4:37 PM21 days ago

33'

Busquets is cautioned after a foul on Barça's own half.
4:35 PM21 days ago

31'

The game resumes after the hydration pause.
4:34 PM21 days ago

29'

The game stops for a cooling break.
4:32 PM21 days ago

24'

Now Messi tries his luck but the ball is blocked by the defense.
4:29 PM21 days ago

24'

Barcelona responds with a play of their own. Suárez gets inside the box and tries to pass to Vidal, but the Chilean is unable to get to the ball.
4:28 PM21 days ago

23'

Lekue with a low-cross looking for Iñaki Williams.

As the striker was preparing to make the first goal of the match, Busquets makes a terrific sliding tackle to save his team.

4:26 PM21 days ago

21'

Yeray is found by a cross at the six-yard box, but his header is just over the bar!

Huge chance wasted by Athletic Bilbao!

4:24 PM21 days ago

20'

Very enjoyable game during the first 20 minutes thanks to both teams playing offensively.
4:20 PM21 days ago

15'

Suárez now found by Messi's pass. He takes a powerful shot to the far post, but it's off-target.
4:19 PM21 days ago

14'

Suárez finds space to shoot. He tries going for the far post, but the ball is easily contained by the keeper.
4:18 PM21 days ago

13'

Quick counterattack from Athletic.

Through ball for Iñaki Williams who shoots on his first touch. The attempt hits the side-netting.

4:16 PM21 days ago

12'

Balenziaga finds a rebound outside the box and tries his luck, but the shot is wide from the goal.
4:14 PM21 days ago

10'

Messi attempts a chipped shot from outside the box, but Unai Simón was well-placed to make an easy save.
4:13 PM21 days ago

7'

Another good cross from Athletic forces Lenglet to slide and make the clearance.

The away team showing a willingness to play.

4:09 PM21 days ago

5'

Barcelona responds with a great play between Messi and Suárez.

On two occasions, the defenders get in the way of shots that were on target.

4:09 PM21 days ago

3'

Great cross from Unay López. Nobody is able to head it in and Ter Stegen has to make a diving save before the ball went in.
4:03 PM21 days ago

0' | Kick-Off!

The match is underway! Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao are now playing at the Camp Nou.
3:59 PM21 days ago

Both teams step onto the pitch and we're ready for the start of the game!
3:54 PM21 days ago

Messi has either scored or given an assist in his last eleven games against Athletic at Camp Nou.

Will he accomplish yet another goal for Barça today?
3:49 PM21 days ago

The Athletic squad have finished with the warm-up a few minutes ago and they have gone back to the locker room to get ready for the start of the match.

We're 10 minutes away from kick-off!

3:43 PM21 days ago

Barça has kept four clean sheets in a row since the league re-started.

 

3:38 PM21 days ago

Quique Setién has won one of his eight matches against Athletic Bilbao as a manager.

His only victory 2016 when he was in charge of Las Palmas.

3:34 PM21 days ago

Previous Meetings

06/02/20 (Copa del Rey) Athletic 1-0 FC Barcelona
16/08/19 (La Liga) Athletic 1-0 FC Barcelona
10/02/19 (La Liga) Athletic 0-0 FC Barcelona
29/09/18 (La Liga) FC Barcelona 1-1 Athletic 
18/03/18 (La Liga) FC Barcelona 2-0 Athletic
3:27 PM21 days ago

Barça's warmup is LIVE!

 

3:16 PM21 days ago

Athletic Bilbao: Starting XI

Simón; Balenziaga, Yeray, Núñez, De Marcos; Vesga, López, Córdoba, Sancet, Lekue; Williams.

3:14 PM21 days ago

Barcelona: Starting XI

Ter Stegen; Piqué, Lenglet, Semedo, Alba; Busquets; Vidal, Arthur ; Griezmann, Messi, Suárez.

3:04 PM21 days ago

About an hour ago, the players and staff from Athletic de Bilbao left their hotel for the stadium at Barcelona.

3:03 PM21 days ago

The Barcelona players make their way into the stadium for tonight's match.

 

2:59 PM21 days ago

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10:57 AM21 days ago

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10:57 AM21 days ago

Athletic Club: Last Lineup

Simón; Berchiche, Martínez, Núñez, Capa; García, López, Córdoba, Muniain, García; Williams.
10:55 AM21 days ago

FC Barcelona: Last Lineup

Ter Stegen; Piqué, Lenglet, Semedo, Alba; Busquets; Vidal, Rakitic ; Braithwaite, Messi, Suárez.
10:54 AM21 days ago

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10:52 AM21 days ago

Can Athletic win for a third time in the year?

Athletic Club de Bilbao's two most recent games against FC Barcelona ended in victories.

On the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey,  they managed to knock out the "Blaugranas" at San Mamés thanks to a goal from Iñaki Williams in the last minutes of the game (1-0).

Earlier this season, Athletic Club beat Barcelona in La Liga with a lonely goal from Aduriz, who has just retired.


10:46 AM21 days ago

The FC Barcelona coach didn't show a loss of faith on his team during the press conference prior to the match on Tuesday:

“We are now second, but we have the same points. We have less margin for error, but this also true for them (Real Madrid) because many Leagues have been resolved in the last games of the season.

“I hope we're not affected by losing the first place. We will maintain expectations and enthusiasm because we are convinced that we can win the championship", he added.

 

10:41 AM21 days ago

Looking for Europe!

Athletic Club is 9th in the standings with 42 points, tied with Granada who are tenth. The Basques have lacked consistency, but they will fight to rise up the table and get into European competitions.

Last Saturday they faced Real Betis at San Mamés and with Íñigo Martínez's lone goal, they were able to get a 1-0 victory.

10:38 AM21 days ago

Barcelona derailed

Last Friday, Setien's men could not win against Sevilla at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Despite the insistence on the attack and Ter Steguen's performance, they were not able to get the three points.

Barcelona lost the top of the table due to Real Madrid's victory last Sunday. With 55 points, the Catalans are tied in points with their rivals, but behind on the tie-breaker which is the direct result between both sides.

10:34 AM22 days ago

Kick-Off Time!

The FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club de Bilbao match will be played at the Camp Nou, in Barcelona, Spain. The kick-off is scheduled at 4:00 pm ET/1 pm ET.

10:32 AM22 days ago

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