La Liga: Barca secure vital win over Athletic Bilbao in title push

first_imgBarcelona secured a crucial 1-0 La Liga win on Tuesday night at home to Athletic Bilbao, thanks to a late goal from substitute Ivan Rakitic.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… center_img The win ensures Barcelona’s La Liga title defence remains on track, following a 0-0 draw at Sevilla last week allowed Real Madrid to leapfrog them at the top of the table.Zinedine Zidane’s side can return to the summit tomorrow, based on head-to-head record, if they beat Real Mallorca tomorrow in Madrid.Athletic Bilbao had the better chances in the first half, with Yeray Alvarez heading wide, and Inaki Williams firing off target following a quick counter attack.The hosts improved after the break, with Antoine Griezmann forcing a smart block from visiting keeper Unai Simon.With time beginning to run out for Quique Setien, the former Real Betis boss brought on Rakitic, Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati.Read Also: Video: Ivan Rakitic fires Barca in front against Athletic BilbaoPuig provided much needed drive from midfield, and Croatian international Rakitic found the breakthrough goal on 71 minutes, as Lionel Messi’s blocked shot fell to him inside the box.Barcelona almost made it 2-0 in added time, but a fine double stop from Simon, on Arturo Vidal and Fati, kept the score at a single goal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

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