FC Barcelona visited San Mames where they took on Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Primera Liga game on Sunday. Barcelona lead the game from the first half when Ivan Rakitic put the goal through a classic header. But after that Bilbao gave the tough competition to Barcelona and match finished with Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Barcelona. Watch the complete highlights of Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Highlights La Liga 2016-17.
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 FC Barcelona Goal Highlights [ Liga 2016-17 ]
21′ 0 – 1 Ivan Rakitic
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Catalans have already kick start their La Liga season 2016-17 with a smashing 6-2 win over Real Betis at the Camp Nou. Turan’s opening goal, Messi’s brace, and Suarez’s hat-trick proved that the Don of the Spain is even stronger than before. Such a harsh victory over the opponent with no mercy and a dominating display of the possession game where else you can see such thing in the world. We will be having complete Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona highlights and full replay video right here on this page after the game is over.
Athletic Bilbao had a good previous league season finishing in the fifth spot. They lost 2-1 in their opening La Liga game against Sporting De Gijon at El Molinon stadium away from home. De Gijon was at a 17th place previous season and defeated a 5th position team which means something is wrong with Athletico Bilbao and would surely have low team morale as they face on the Catalans.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Match Details
Date: 28 August 2016.
Venue: San Mamés Stadium.
Time: 11:45 pm IST, 7:15 pm (UK).
Broadcasters: Sky Sports (UK) Sony Six/ SonyESPN (India)
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Team News
Two Brazilian International, Center Midfielder Rafinha, and forward Neymar were involved in winning the gold medal for their nation. They are not available for this game. Injuries are slightly a matter of concern for the Catalans as Javier Mascherano who plays the Centre back position these days has pulled his thigh muscle and already missed one game due to this severe injury. German goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen
German goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has a knee injury and to miss a couple of games for the Catalans. Though Claudio Bravo is a perfect replacement and is playing his role and proving his goalkeeping abilities. Jérémy Mathieu, the French Centre Back has pulled his thigh muscle and Central Midfielder Andrés Iniesta has a major knee injury both will be unavailable for this La Liga fixture and likely to return in a month or two.
Athletic Bilbao:(4-2-3-1 )
Iraizoz, de Marcos, Boveda, Laporte, Balenziaga, San Jose, Benat, Williams, Garcia, del Moral, Aduriz
Bravo, Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, D. Suárez, Messi, L. Suárez, Turan
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Predictions
Barcelona has the Winning combination in their forward line along with Turan, Suarez, and Messi they have special playmakers like Rakitic and Busquets in the midfield area who provide key chances for the team.
It is easy to predict this game. I predict a 4-0 Barcelona win. Messi scoring Hat-trick and Suarez to score one goal.
Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Highlights
Barcelona fans across the UK can watch this Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Match on Sky sports and Indian Football geek and Catalan lovers can follow the live action on Sony Six and SonyESPN.
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