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


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 PMa year ago


Núñez heads the ball a few inches just over the crossbar.
5:54 PMa year ago


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


Five minutes of added time to the match.
5:51 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago


Piqué seems to have a groin injury.
5:48 PMa year ago

85' | Barcelona Substitution

Martin Braithwaite replaces Luis Suárez.
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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 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago

78' | Athletic Bilbao Substitution

Sancet leaves his place on the pitch for Raúl García.
5:40 PMa year ago


The game pauses again for another cooling break.
5:38 PMa year ago


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

The goal from Ivan Rakitc


5:35 PMa year 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 PMa year ago

69' | Athletic Bilbao Substitution

Williams and Lekue are replaced by Villalibre and Ander Capa.
5:31 PMa year ago


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


5:27 PMa year ago

65' | Barcelona Substitutions

Rakitic and Ansu Fati replace Busquets and Griezmann.
5:25 PMa year ago


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


Unay Núñez receives a yellow card after a foul on Suárez.
5:20 PMa year ago

57' | Athletic Bilbao Substitutions

Muniain and Dani García replace López and Córdoba.
5:18 PMa year ago

56' | Barcelona Substitution

Riqui Puig replaces Arthur Melo in midfield.
5:17 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago


Barcelona still having trouble finding spaces for the last pass.


5:11 PMa year ago


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 PMa year 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 PMa year 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 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago


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


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


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


The game resumes after the hydration pause.
4:34 PMa year ago


The game stops for a cooling break.
4:32 PMa year ago


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


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 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago


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


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


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


Quick counterattack from Athletic.

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

4:16 PMa year ago


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


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


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

The away team showing a willingness to play.

4:09 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago


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 PMa year ago

0' | Kick-Off!

The match is underway! Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao are now playing at the Camp Nou.
3:59 PMa year ago
Both teams step onto the pitch and we're ready for the start of the game!
3:54 PMa year 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 PMa year 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 PMa year ago
Barça has kept four clean sheets in a row since the league re-started.


3:38 PMa year 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 PMa year 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 PMa year ago

Barça's warmup is LIVE!


3:16 PMa year ago

Athletic Bilbao: Starting XI

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

3:14 PMa year ago

Barcelona: Starting XI

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

3:04 PMa year ago
About an hour ago, the players and staff from Athletic de Bilbao left their hotel for the stadium at Barcelona.

3:03 PMa year ago

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


2:59 PMa year ago

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10:57 AMa year ago

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10:57 AMa year ago

Athletic Club: Last Lineup

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

FC Barcelona: Last Lineup

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

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10:52 AMa year 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 AMa year 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 AMa year 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 AMa year 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 AMa year 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 AMa year ago

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