Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao: Lionel Messi scores 650th Barca purpose in win

Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao: Lionel Messi scores 650th Barca purpose in win

Lionel Messi scored his 650th purpose for Barcelona with an exquisite free-kick as they beat Athletic Bilbao to maneuver as much as second in La Liga.

Athletic had a five-man wall, a participant mendacity behind the wall and one other on the road however Messi nonetheless managed to twist the ball into the highest nook – his forty ninth free-kick purpose for the membership.

Athletic have been degree when Jordi Alba turned a cross into his personal internet.

However Antoine Griezmann slammed within the winner from Oscar Mingueza’s cross.

Barcelona transfer above Actual Madrid on purpose distinction, however the rivals each sit 10 factors behind Atletico Madrid – who’ve a sport in hand on either side and who defeated Cadiz earlier within the day.

Ronald Koeman’s facet appear to be over their dreadful begin to the season with eight wins and two attracts of their previous 10 La Liga video games.

Barcelona’s day ended higher than it began, with the membership denying leaking particulars of Messi’s contract to El Mundo.

The membership plan authorized motion after the Spanish newspaper revealed particulars of his £492m contract.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 28Mingueza
  • 4Araujo
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18AlbaBooked at 50mins
  • 8PjanicSubstituted forRobertoat 67′minutes
  • 21de JongBooked at 47mins
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 87′minutes
  • 16González
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forLengletat 84′minutes
  • 10Messi

Substitutes

  • 9Braithwaite
  • 12Puig
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 15Lenglet
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 19Fernandes Siqueira
  • 20Roberto
  • 24Firpo
  • 27Kourouma Kourouma
  • 29De la Fuente
  • 36Tenas

Ath Bilbao

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Simón
  • 21CapaBooked at 77minsSubstituted forLekueat 84′minutes
  • 5ÁlvarezBooked at 39mins
  • 4Martínez
  • 17Berchiche
  • 18De MarcosSubstituted forBerenguer Remiroat 67′minutes
  • 14García Carrillo
  • 27VencedorSubstituted forVesgaat 66′minutes
  • 10Muniain
  • 22GarcíaBooked at 32mins
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forVillalibreat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Morcillo
  • 3Núñez
  • 6Vesga
  • 7Gómez
  • 8López
  • 11Córdoba
  • 12Berenguer Remiro
  • 13Ezkieta
  • 15Lekue
  • 16Sancet
  • 20Villalibre

Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

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