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Without Messi, Barcelona failed bitterly by Bilbao's superb goal

Without Messi, Barcelona failed bitterly by Bilbao's superb goal

The absence of Lionel Messi plus the pale performance of rookie Griezmann, Barcelona must receive a bitter defeat against Bilbao on La Liga.

As fitness status is not the best, Lionel Messi is not allowed to register for the match against Bilbao. This makes Barcelona play a lot less powerful, especially on the left wing corridor, where rookie Antoine Griezmann has not got the best integration with the team.

During the first 30 minutes of the game, Athletic Bilbao were a good team, they made at least 2 dangerous finishes, causing goalkeeper Ter Stegen to save. Meanwhile, Barcelona players do not make any finishing touches on the opponent's goal.

32 minutes into the match, Luis Suarez came close to the point when Bilbao's midfielder passed to the right place. In the face of goalkeeper Bilbao, unfortunately Suarez ended the beating down the column. This is also Suarez's final finish in this match, because he immediately left the field due to injury.
In about 10 minutes at the end of the first half, Barcelona played better. Rafinha, the substitute player for Suarez, had the shot to put Bilbao's corner kick into the corner. The two teams entered the break without goals being scored.

Entering the 2nd tournament, Barcelona took control of the ball and carried out the attacks. However, most situations are not sharp due to bad spearheads. Meanwhile, Bilbao actively defend and they are ready to attack when there is a chance.

In the last 20 minutes of the match, Barcelona tried to attack but could not score the goal. And Bilbao, despite not having much control over the ball, suddenly came to them in the 89th minute. From the team pass, the player came in from the bench Aduriz made a beautiful "back-to-back bicycle". Barcelona, thereby setting a 1-0 victory for Bilbao.

Starting line-up:

Bilbao: Unai Simon, De Marcos, Yuri, Capa, Yeray, Unai Nunez, Raul Garcia, Dani Garcia, Unai Lopez, Muniain, Williams.

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Nelson Semedo, Alena, De Jong, Dembele, L Suarez, Griezmann.