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  • Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Barcelona: Fabregas header, Messi late-strike

    Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Athletic Bilbao, at the BBVA League, the San Mames on Sunday (6/11/2011). While Barcelona's goals were created Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi scored the host is the result of gunshot suicides Ander Herrera and defender Gerard Pique.

    Barcelona dominated the game from the start. However, the host is always trying to launch an attack, each time the ball. Both sides also exchanged several times looked a threat.

    Barcelona's first opportunities through Adriano in the second minute. However, his shot can still be anticipated Gorka Iraizoz.

    The host then responded with a shot Fernando Llorente in the 12th minute, which tamed Victor Valdes.

    After Messi's shot in the 21st minute driven Iraizoz, Bilbao launched a counterattack that led to the bait of Susaeta, who fired into the goal Ander Herrera Valdes.

    Within two minutes later, Barcelona had two chances from Dani Alves and Cesc Fabregas. While the execution Alves countered Iraizoz, Fabregas shot equalizing goal position. Fabregas Iraizoz conquer by exploiting cross Eric Abidal.

    The game had not changed much in the second round. Barcelona dominated the game, but scored their efforts always foundered on hand Iraizoz.

    In the 50th minute and 60th, for example, Barcelona had a chance of Andres Iniesta and Messi, who all stopped outside the goal line by Iraizoz. In the midst of this pressure, Barcelona had a disastrous own goal by defender Gerard Pique in the 80th minute.

    Barcelona then created four successive threats through Thiago, Iniesta, David Villa. While Thiago and Iniesta missed shots, two executions Iraizoz Villa can be tamed.

    Barcelona pressure slowly to fruition. After the defender Fernando Amorebita given a second yellow card for breaking Sergio Busquets in the 90th minute, Barcelona equalized thanks to goals from Lionel Messi, who capitalized on a mistake of coordination between Ander Iturraspe and Iraizoz.

    During the match, Barcelona had the ball as much as 63 percent and created nine of the 16 golden business opportunities. As for the host release of three accurate shots from three experiments.

    With these results, Barcelona was ranked second with 25 points, or lose three points from Real Madrid. The Bilbao did not move from the ninth position with 14 points.

    Team Line-up:

    Athletic Bilbao: Gorka Iraizoz; Fernando Amorebieta, Javi Martínez, Jon Aurtenetxe, Andoni Iraola; Ander Iturraspe, Oscar, Susaeta (Inigo Perez 85), Muniain (Ibai Gomez 88); Fernando Llorente (Mikel San Jose 90), Ander Herrera

    Victor Valdes; Gerard Pique (Thiago 81), Javier Mascherano, Eric Abidal, Dani Alves; Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Xavi (Alexis Sanchez 61); Adriano (David Villa 72), Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas


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