Monday, April 21, 2014

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Match date: 20 April 2014
Venue: Estadio Camp Nou, Spain

The Catalan side were keen on keeping their title challenge alive and well as they immediately put on a strong pressure on their opponent.
It was not an easy task though for Barcelona to break down Bilbao, especially in the first half as that period ended in goalless draw.
After the break, it was Bilbao that stunned Tata Martino's men as they went one goal up on 50 minutes through Aritz Aduriz's effort.
Barca were not about to let another game slipped in front of their eyes as they pushed forward vigorously and eventually got back on level terms on 72 minutes through Pedro.
The home side turned things around two minutes later as their star man, Lionel Messi snatched that all important winning goal that keep Barcelona within striking distance to chase Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga standings.

Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao:
49' 0-1 Aritz Aduriz // 71' Pedro Rodriguez 1-1 // 74' Lionel Messi 2-1

Barcelona starting lineup vs Athletic Bilbao 2014:- Pinto, Alves, Adriano, Bartra, Mascherano, Iniesta, Xavi, Song, Messi, Sanchez, Pedro.

Athletic Bilbao starting XI vs FCB 2014:- Iraizoz, San Jose, Balenziaga, Laporte, Susaeta, Ander Herrera, Iturraspe, Erik Moran, Aduriz, Muniain, De Marcos.

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