First match of 2017 goes to Athletic

January 6, 2017

Barcelona’s first match of 2017 was their Copa del Rey fixture against Athletic Bilbao in the Basque Country last night.

Things didn’t go as well as they would have wished though, with Aduriz scoring the opener after 25 minutes and Iñaki Williams scoring a second three minutes later. Barcelona’s only goal came seven minutes into the second half when Messi’s free kick ricocheted several times until crossing the line.

However, despite Barcelona looking stronger in the second half and, for the last ten minutes playing against just nine men, they were unable to score a second time. The home let will be played on Wednesday at Camp Nou.

1-0 Aduriz (min 25)
2-0 Iñaki Williams (min 28)
2-1 Messi (min 52)

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