Barcelona vs. Athletic Club  2 - 1

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +4 FULL TIME!
90' +3 OFFSIDE! Messi pulls off a barnstorming run to take the ball from his own half to the edge of the area, and squeezes the ball in for Adriano. The Brazilian is flagged though, well before he hooks the ball into the back of the net.
90' +2 BLOCKED BY MASCHERANO! What an incredible saving move from the Argentine, as Rico was teed up for the tap in from 10 yards, only to see his goalbound finish thwarted by the bravery of the defender!
90' +1 TELLO! He could have ended it all there as he broke free of the defence, but his attempted poke past the keeper is weak and easily booted clear by the covering defender. He had Messi in support too...
90' Time fast running out for Bilbao. Both sides are exchanging harmless spells of possession. This suits the hosts, but not the visitors. Can they summon the energy of earlier in the game for one final flourish?
88' More changes for both sides. Toquero jogs on for Susaeta, and Tello replaces Sanchez.
87' MASCHERANO! Well a collector's item there, as the Argentine goes storming forward with the ball. He's got Pedro to his left and Messi to his right in support, but eschews the both of them to lash an effort on goal that whistles just over the top! Close, but maybe the wrong decision.
86' Tello enters the game and replaces A. Sánchez.
85' Toquero enters the game and replaces Susaeta.
OOOOH NO. Messi for one second dusted off the cobwebs and nipped the ball ahead of the fullback, bearing down on goal at full stretch. He has Laporte between him and the goal and Fabregas in support, but he's tackled by Laporte too easily! A sad sight.
83' Beñat enters the game and replaces Iturraspe.
It's iturraspe who departs the field of play for Benat, and another throw of the dice from Valverde.

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +51 90
2 38 +67 87
3 38 +66 87
4 38 +27 70
5 38 +17 63
6 38 +16 59
7 38 +7 59
8 38 -2 49
9 38 -5 49
10 38 -8 48
11 38 -7 45
12 38 -34 43
13 38 -19 42
14 38 -10 42
15 38 -24 41
16 38 -20 40
17 38 -28 40
18 38 -30 39
19 38 -22 36
20 38 -42 25