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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 29, 2017 02:08 IST

FT: Athletic Bilbao 0-2 Barcelona (Goalscorers: Leo Messi 36', Paulinho - 90+2')


02:08 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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!

02:05 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Peep peeeep peeeeeep! Full time! Barcelona pick up a dogged win!

02:04 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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!

02:03 (IST)29 OCT 2017

90+2' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL for Barca! They've finally sealed it! Paulinho!

02:02 (IST)29 OCT 2017

90+1' Oh! Benat nearly smashes one in! It's blocked by the Barca defence!

02:02 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Three minutes will be added.

02:01 (IST)29 OCT 2017

90' Messi's freekick is just wide. Bilbao are back in possession. Can the fashion another opening? 

02:00 (IST)29 OCT 2017

89' Messi controls exceptionally well and wins a free kick. A decent position this. 

02:00 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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. 

01:58 (IST)29 OCT 2017

87' Bilbao win a throw deep in the Barca half! Nothing comes of it and Barca are in possession. 

01:56 (IST)29 OCT 2017

85' Chance for Bilbao! Benat with a worldie of a cross which is met well by Aduriz! Saved well by Ter Stegen!

01:55 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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!

01:54 (IST)29 OCT 2017

83' Substitution for Bilbao: Susaeta is on for Williams. A bit surprising? 

01:54 (IST)29 OCT 2017

83' Substitution for Barcelona: Semedo is on for Gomes. 

01:53 (IST)29 OCT 2017

82' Barca ply the ball out of the defence and Rakitic is fouled by Cordoba. Looks like Semedo will be coming on.

01:52 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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!

01:50 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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. 

01:49 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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. 

01:48 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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. 

01:47 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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. 

01:46 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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.

01:44 (IST)29 OCT 2017

73' Williams dribbles past Alba, but can't go past the impeccable Busquets! Barca are extremely wasteful when in possession.

01:43 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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. 

01:41 (IST)29 OCT 2017

70' Denis is warming up. Barca sure need some width now. Bilbao's pressing in the middle has been immense. 

01:41 (IST)29 OCT 2017

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! 

01:39 (IST)29 OCT 2017

68' Substitution for Bilbao: Benat is on for San Jose. 

01:39 (IST)29 OCT 2017

67' Iturraspe puts in a brilliant cross, but it's not met by any Bilbao player! They're getting closer here...

01:38 (IST)29 OCT 2017

66' Gomes and Suarez combined well and the latter is through after a smashing dribble past Laporte. But Nunez is there again to block the shot! Nearly, that cushion!

01:36 (IST)29 OCT 2017

65' Chance for Bilbao! Messi is dispossessed by Lekue who finds Williams. The winger dribbles past one player, but his shot is straight at Ter Stegen!

01:34 (IST)29 OCT 2017

63' Ah! Disappointing freekick, Barcelona untroubled. Goal kick. They still can't keep the ball, though!

01:34 (IST)29 OCT 2017

63' Yellow card to Pique! Aduriz gets ahead of Pique and gets fouled. Dangerous position this!

01:33 (IST)29 OCT 2017

62' Barca play it short and Rakitic puts in a smashing cross. Umtiti, trying to meet it, fouls Leka. Freekick to Bilbao. 

01:32 (IST)29 OCT 2017

61' Lekue again puts in a probing cross, cleared by Pique. Barca start a counter and Gomes's shot is blocked by Nunez!

01:31 (IST)29 OCT 2017

60' It's been all Bilbao in the second half so far. Their intensity is admirable. Barca haven't been able to keep possession!

01:30 (IST)29 OCT 2017

59' Ah, Aduriz! Not a good cross after being found well by Lekue. Well, he's a striker, isn't he?

01:29 (IST)29 OCT 2017

58' The Williams vs Alba battle is intriguing. The former is getting the better of the latter a lot in the second half. 

01:28 (IST)29 OCT 2017

57' Garcia hoofs one for Williams to collect and his pace takes him there. Bad cross, though. Barca win the second ball and Rakitic is fouled by Cordoba. 

01:27 (IST)29 OCT 2017

56' Nunez is caught nastily by Suarez's heel. Inadvertently, it looks like. Thankfully he is back to his feet. 

01:26 (IST)29 OCT 2017

55' The wide men, Cordoba and Williams are very involved now. Barca need to watch out for those crosses! Williams' cross is nearly met by Aduriz. Ter Stegen did well to collect the ball there.

01:25 (IST)29 OCT 2017

54' The ball ping-pongs around the Barca box and Garcia takes a shot! Just wide! Barca are giving away the ball too cheaply and Bilbao are very direct.

01:24 (IST)29 OCT 2017

53' Chance for Bilbao from the corner! Garcia's header hits the crossbar! Ter Stegen was caught flat-footed there.

01:23 (IST)29 OCT 2017

52' Bilbao are seeing a lot of the ball and put in a good cross. It was Williams with the cross. Corner.

01:23 (IST)29 OCT 2017

50' Lekue does well to find Adiriz, but Barca crowd him out and start a counter. They win a throw-in. They need to calm the game a bit and keep possession. 

01:21 (IST)29 OCT 2017

49' Bilbao are back to their pressing game. San Jose is found well by Iturraspe, but Ter Stegen reads it well again and smothers the danger. Good keeping by the German. 

01:20 (IST)29 OCT 2017

48' A fracas in the Bilbao box there! Gomes is found by Messi, he isn't able to get his shot away though. Barca win the second ball and Paulinho's shot is blocked!

01:19 (IST)29 OCT 2017

46' Bilbao get a corner but aren't able to make anything of it. Barca are in possession. 

01:18 (IST)29 OCT 2017

Second half is underway!

01:05 (IST)29 OCT 2017

The Barcelona players celebrate an incredible team goal

01:02 (IST)29 OCT 2017

And that's it! It's halftime. Wow, those 45 minutes have breezed through, no injury time. Athletic Bilbao have created a few chances, but Messi has again made the difference so far. You don't wanna miss this game.

01:01 (IST)29 OCT 2017

45' Corner for Bilbao as Alba miscontrols! Suarez clears at the near post, though. 
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