FC Barcelona Triumphs Against Athletic BilbaoSeptember 15, 2014
FC Barcelona played an exciting game against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, winning the match thanks to 2 late goals from Neymar to win their third game of the season. Unusually the team played in the red and yellow stripes of the Catalan flag rather than the normal blaugrana kit, commemorating the three-hundredth anniversary of Barcelona falling to Spain on 11th September.
Both teams started off strongly but while Munir, Messi, and Pedro went on the attack for Barça, the visitors were keen to do the same. Despite a number of chances for Barça though the first half ended as the game had started, with neither team able to score.
Back on after the break Munir was soon replaced by Neymar, who proved to be decisive. Despite both he and Messi narrowly missing, finally in the 78th minute Messi set up Neymar for the first goal of the match. Five minutes later the same combination put Barcelona on 2 goals and seal wi victory for the Catalans.
1-0 Neymar (min 78)
2-0 Neymar (min 83)