Barcelona defeats Athletic 2-1 and takes 2nd place in LaLiga.

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After meeting in the Final of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao met again, now in LaLiga. Barcelona won this time, tying their fifth straight win in the First Division.

Lionel Messi (ARG) scored the lead goal for Barcelona at 20 ‘. This goal reflected the dominance that the team had during the first half.

Just starting the second half, at 49 ‘, Raúl García (ESP) crossed it and Jordi Alba (ESP) ended up putting it in his own goal, for 1-1.

The second part of the game was intense. Barcelona took advantage with an excellent play in the three quarters of the court, where two lines of three were combined to give the pass to the player who had not touched it on the last play and appeared on the right side: Antoine Griezmann (FRA), at 74 ‘.

Barcelona would endure the result until the end. In this way they reach 40 points and are placed in second place in LaLiga, although still 10 points behind Atlético de Madrid.