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  • Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Barcelona: Xavi great-finish, Villa red-card

    Barcelona successfully won three points in the trip to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday (25/09/2010) . Alzugrana won 3-1 in a match that marked two red cards.

    Game at San Mamés it is the second year in a row without Lionel Messi Barca . Barca winning goals generated Seydou Keita, Xavi Hernandez and Sergio Busquets. Bilbao consolation goal created Igor Gabilondo.

    Both teams ended the game with ten players after Fernando Amorebieta from Bilbao and David Villa from Barcelona were expelled out of the field for receiving a red card.

    With this result Barca crept into second place with 12 points from five matches ahead of his eternal rival Real Madrid who sat in third position. While Bilbao is on order-7 with seven points.

    The game

    Barca open chance in the 11th minute when Keita Xavi who receive a flat bait off the right leg kick that can still be ignored Gorka Iraizoz. Two minutes after the shots Villa from the penalty box failed to be scored as hit the crossbar.

    In the 34th minute Bilbao had to lose players of that Amorebieta red-card due to violation of Andres Iniesta with a bang. The first round had ended goalless draw.

    Ten minutes after the restart Barca finally able to break the deadlock after Villa which saw Keita ran toward the penalty box to give feedback on his partner's breakthrough. With one touch of the skin round Keita sent to the nets Iraizoz.

    Two minutes later Pedro Rodriguez had a chance to double the advantage but unfortunately his shot was still leads right into Iraizoz and Bilbao goalkeeper was able to be intercepted.

    Xavi! In the 74th minute it adds to the coffers Barca playmaker scored his team after a goal the continuation of Maxwell's bait. Xavi's shot from outside the penalty box that had hit one of the players can not be intercepted Iraizoz Bilbao.

    Three minutes before the fight was over Barca's turn is reduced by one his players after Villa was caught in the face Carlos Gurpegi and merciless referee brandished the red card.

    Bilbao had time to turn hope to achieve at least a point after scoring Gabilondo utilize his bait ball near the penalty box in the 90th minute. But Busquets scored in the 93rd minute to maximize counter attack immediately closed the game with a score of 3-1 for the visitors.

    Team Line-up:

    Bilbao: Iraizoz; Iraola, San José, Amorebieta, Aurtenetxe; Gurpegi, Javi Martínez, Orbaiz (Aitor Ocio 45 '), Gabilondo, Igor Martínez (Oscar 45'), Llorente (Ander Iturraspe 66 ')

    Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Pique, Adriano (Maxwell 45 '); Busquets, Xavi (Bojan 82'), Keita, Iniesta (Thiago 82 '); Pedro, Villa


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