Over an hour had to pass before the mighty Barcelona brought the order of things in the home Camp Nou on Tuesday evening, as Athletic Bilbao were on a visit.
Even with only a few minutes on the pitch after having been changed into, grabbed Ivan Rakitic the chance and knocked the ball into the net for a big redemption for the home team on the huge, tilskuerløse stadium.
the First of the 85. minutes Martin Braithwaite on the track, which made the fight as a whole less interesting for the Danish fans. Most, however, was enough anyway well entertained.
The warm evening welcomed from the first minute of high intensity and entertaining game, and the 22 on the pitch lowered against the halvlegens end of the pace.
Athletic Bilbao was obviously highly interested in going to the pause at position 0-0 and hope for a victory intact. It was not undeserved. The guests delivered a solid performance and caused the home team some anguish - without, however, really drive the pulse rate up, with goalkeeper Ter Stegen and Barca defence.
It ought to have been in the third minute when Bilbao's Unai Lopez sent a cross into the box from the left and could see the ball sail all the way in, until Ter Stegen dived down and got defeated.
Ivan Rakitic celebrates his goal to 1-0. Photo: REUTERS/Albert Gea/Ritzau Scanpix
Shortly after Inaki Williams the chance to bring guests to the front as he chased a long ball and had to organize an attack, but it ran out in the sand. Barcelona was absolutely with that a lot in Bilbao-the offensive goes through Williams, and it appeared several times that they have to pacify him to tame the guests completely.
Different unpredictable was the Barcelona offensive with Messi as the great an author. He chased his goal number 700, and was once again a pleasure to follow. His driblinger, the overview, will. Even without a goal, yes, even without the spectacular boldkunster is he worth a look at.
Suarez proved above. Feisty and aggressive, but lossy. Would udplacere the excellent Bilbao-keeper Unai Simon in the 14. minute with a shot from the edge of the field. He placed in the spot the ball well within the man's reach.
a New chance a minute later. This time from the right, and this time udplacerede he Simon emphatically with a shot across the track and several meters to the line.
Worse, it looked for the third in Barcelona angrebskæde, Antoine Griezmann. He is far from his best both in completions and opspil. Martin Braithwaite could have done it better.
Griezmann was replaced with Sergio Busquets with 25 minutes left of the match and was replaced by Ansu Fati and Ivan Rakitic.
Photo: Pau Barrena/Ritzau Scanpix
Six minutes later scored Rakitic as the redemptive goal that gave Barcelona the victory.
Braithwaite was switched in as a replacement for Luis Suarez, and showed exuberant gambling, but he was not in his brief appearance to play a crucial role.
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