Barcelona knocked out Athletic Bilbao after a 3-1 defeat at Camp Nou (on 4-3 aggregate). It’s a good thing for the Catalan club because in this situation, the Blaugranas have reached the finals ten times and meeting Real Madrid in four of those cases.
The trident of FC Barcelona return to their scoring ability as Luis Suarez scored with a perfect cross from Neymar, while the Brazilian scored with the penalty award to Barcelona and Lionel Messi scored with a direct and perfect free kick. While the opponent were only able to put a goal against the Catalan club leaving the goals on aggregate to 4-3. [HIGHLIGHT BELOW]
Neymar scores his first goal for his side after not finding his opponent’s net in three months. The return leg of Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao in Camp Nou saw the Brazilian recorded the second goal after a goal from Luis Suarez.
It is the return leg of the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao and Messi’s free kick goal decided the fate of the Catalan club in the competition. Within one week, the Argentine scored three free kick goals. [VIDEO BELOW]
FC Barcelona traveled to Bilbao for the 1/8 final of the Copa del Rey game against Athletic Club Bilbao but will not go back home satisfied as they lost to a very tough opponent in the competition. Luis Enrique had deployed his best players for an opponent like this but will return home with a 2-1 loss after conceding two goals in the first 27 minutes of the game while Messi was only able to pull one back with a free kick. [VIDEO HIGHLIGHT]
Although Barcelona lost to Athletic Club Bilbao in their first game of 2017, it did not hinder Leo from scoring for his side. Now Lionel Messi is one of the very few players in Europe to have scored in all competitions after recording his 24th goal of the season. [VIDEO BELOW]
Luis Enrique have revealed his 18 man list that will fly to Bilbao to play against the Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey. It will be the first game of the year 2017 for FC Barcelona is expected to kick off at 9:15 pm on Thursday (tomorrow).
Tonight San Mames will hold the second La Liga game of the season between Athletic Club against FC Barcelona. The Barca coach predicted that the match will be one of the hardest away game his side will play in the season.
After the last training session before ahead of the face of against Athletic Bilbao, Luis Enrique revealed his 18 man squad that will face The Lions on Sunday. The training session was attended by all available first team players as well as Barca B’s Marlon, Camara and Gumbau.
For the second time this week on Tuesday morning, Barca trained ahead of Wednesday’s second leg of Copa del Rey quarter final against Athletic Bilbao. It took place at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. All players present in the previous training session were all present except for Iniesta who was struck down by fever. [Video Below]