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Barcelona have now made it into the top four of the league seven games in a row thanks to a 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Basque Country. Barça started off badly but played excellent football in the last 80 minutes and earned a big win against a tough team The Blaugrana have now collected 17 points from their last 21, and this team is slowly showing signs of life

It was as bad a start to the game as could have been imagined for Barça, who fell into the trap of Athletic and received a monster counterattack just three minutes into the game, and Iñaki Williams brought his team with one Good finish in the lead the box Bilbao had a good chance to double the lead a few minutes later, but Yuri Berchiche hit the side netting and after 10 minutes it looked like a really long night for Barça

But the Blaugrana created a great opportunity where Unai had to stop Simón Sergiño Dest from goal and that moment seemed to wake Barça from that point on, everything was Blaugrana, with some great attacking moves and really heavy pressure to get the ball back and Athletic not to let the break

And then Pedri started to shine: after Frenkie De Jong went to great lengths to chase down a bad cross from Lionel Messi and throw the ball back to Pedri, the youngster headed the equalizer home and on 25 minutes was he involved in every game Good thing Barça did, Pedri made the game with great support for the rear wheel to tip Messi and give Barça the lead

Messi had a golden chance in front of goal to make it three just before half-time but missed it but when we went into break the Blaugrana had the lead and momentum on their side and they had the chance to who quit job in the second half in a dominant manner

Athletic pushed higher and put danger into the box with crosses, but Barça were still in control and kept the ball, using good pass and movement to create more opportunities. They scored a beautiful third goal after a long team move and an intelligent cross from Antoine Griezmann for a great finish from Messi, who doubled Barça’s lead and put the visitors in a comfortable position

With a two-goal lead on the road against a good team, Barça didn’t take their foot off the gas and kept pushing for goals Messi hit the post twice and got very close to putting the game out of reach but the Blaugrana couldn’t quite finish the job and opened the door for a comeback in Bilbao thanks to a poor pass from Messi behind and a great finish from Iker Muniain in the 90 Minute

Luckily for Barça, Athletic ran out of time to find a late equalizer and the final whistle gave Barça three crucial points in a big game The score doesn’t tell the story: this wasn’t a 3-2 game and Barça did earned all three points Pedri is a magician and despite the late mistake, Messi is still Messi. Is there hope for this team? Could be

Athletic: Simón; Capa, Núñez, Martínez, Yuri (Balenziaga 31); De Marcos (Berenguer 65), Vencedor, Vesga (D García 65 ’), Muniain; R. García (Morcillo 80 ’), Williams

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest (Mingueza 75 ’), Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé (Braithwaite 75 ’), Messi, Griezmann

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Source: https://www.barcablaugranes.com/2021/1/6/22216882/athletic-bilbao-barcelona-la-liga-final-score-match-report-recap-reactions