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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Live Score and Commentary, La Liga 2017-18

FT: Athletic Bilbao 0-2 Barcelona (Goalscorers: Leo Messi 36', Paulinho - 90+2')
Updated: 29 October 2017 02:08 IST - Published: 29 October 2017 01:33 IST
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Wow! That was a frantic and open game! Barcelona will be pleased with their first-half performance, but boy did they have a hard time in the second half! The points are all that matter though and they have re-opened their four-point lead over second-placed Valencia! 

This is Amit signing off...take care, lads and lasses!
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Peep peeeep peeeeeep! Full time! Barcelona pick up a dogged win!
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Barca broke through and it was 3v1 there. Messi threads a pass for Suarez who takes a first-time shot, saved by Leka. But sadly for the custodian, Paulinho was around to knock it in!
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90+2' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Barca! They've finally sealed it! Paulinho!
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90+1' Oh! Benat nearly smashes one in! It's blocked by the Barca defence!
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Three minutes will be added.
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90' Messi's freekick is just wide. Bilbao are back in possession. Can the fashion another opening? 
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89' Messi controls exceptionally well and wins a free kick. A decent position this. 
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88' Rakitic and Semedo combine well as the former puts in a smashing through pass for the latter. His cross is cleared! Barca are finally keeping the ball now. 
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87' Bilbao win a throw deep in the Barca half! Nothing comes of it and Barca are in possession. 
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85' Chance for Bilbao! Benat with a worldie of a cross which is met well by Aduriz! Saved well by Ter Stegen!
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84' Terrible control from Umtiti as he nearly serves it on a platter for Aduriz. But he's able to recover and win the ball back. Barca sure look nervy at the back! Corner for Bilbao!
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83' Substitution for Bilbao: Susaeta is on for Williams. A bit surprising? 
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83' Substitution for Barcelona: Semedo is on for Gomes. 

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82' Barca ply the ball out of the defence and Rakitic is fouled by Cordoba. Looks like Semedo will be coming on.
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80' Suarez makes a good run, is found by Messi, but can't connect. The flag is up, though. Barca are now using a bit of time-wasting tactics. Umtiti is booked for delaying the taking of a freekick!
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79' Barca players have been caught dwelling on the ball far too often. Rakitic loses the ball but luckily wins a freekick as it was a tackle from behind. 
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78' Decent chance for Aduriz! He is found well by Cordoba but just can't find the bottom right corner. His shot was gathered easily by Ter Stegen. 
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77' Williams gets the better of the Barca defence again and finds Cordoba. The latter's effort is wide! Barca are hanging on now. Williams has been Bilbao's go-to man so far. 
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76' Ter Stegen hoofs it straight out of play! This has been a game of two halves. Barca have barely had anything noteworthy in the final third. 
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74' Barca finally manage a spell of possession, but Paulinho puts in a bad tackle and Bilbao have a freekick. Paulinho was booked for that challenged, by the way.
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73' Williams dribbles past Alba, but can't go past the impeccable Busquets! Barca are extremely wasteful when in possession.
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71' Ah, Gomes loses possession, but Garcia is too keen and his shot is well wide. Bilbao have seen 40% possession, a lot of it in the second half. 
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70' Denis is warming up. Barca sure need some width now. Bilbao's pressing in the middle has been immense. 
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69' Alba and Messi nearly combine on the left, but Benat puts a foot in to win the ball. Bilbao then start a counter but nothing comes of it! End to end now!