Barcelona suffered their first league defeat of the season as Iker Muniain's second-half strike gave Athletic Bilbao a deserved victory at San Mames.

The Spain international slotted in the only goal of the game from Markel Susaeta's cross 20 minutes from time, as the Basque team moved up to fourth.

Barcelona, who also lost to Ajax in midweek and were without the injured Lionel Messi, created few chances.

The best fell to Neymar, whose curling shot was tipped over by Gorka Iraizoz.

Barca blow

  • Barcelona have played 19 La Liga matches without Lionel Messi in the last four seasons and this this was the first time they had lost one of them. They had won 16 and drew two of the other matches.

The Brazil forward, who cost Barcelona £48.6m in the summer, had another golden chance to score for the Spanish champions, but slipped as he tried to convert Cesc Fabregas's excellent through-ball.

Barcelona were beaten 2-1 by Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, but Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets was not concerned by his side's form.

He said: "Two losses have come in a row, but we have to keep going forward.

"Sure we made mistakes, but we also did things well. We played a good, wide-open game against a great rival that knew how to pressure us."

Barcelona remain top of the league on goal difference, level on points with Atletico Madrid, who beat Elche 2-0 on Saturday.

Fierce rivals Real Madrid are only three points behind after Gareth Bale's hat-trick helped them to a 4-0 victory over Real Valladolid.

Barcelona's previous defeat in the league came against Real in March this year.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Athletic Bilbao

  • 01 Iraizoz
  • 15 Iraola
  • 24 Balenziaga (Albizua - 82' )
  • 17 Rico Moreno Booked (San José - 88' )
  • 18 Gurpegi
  • 04 Laporte
  • 14 Susaeta
  • 08 Iturraspe Booked
  • 02 Toquero Booked
  • 21 Herrera Agüera
  • 19 Muniain (Gómez - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 06 San José
  • 07 Etxebarria Urkiaga
  • 10 De Marcos
  • 11 Gómez
  • 12 Albizua
  • 13 Herrerín Buisán
  • 28 Fernández Hierro

Barcelona

  • 13 Pinto Colorado
  • 02 Montoya
  • 21 Adriano Booked
  • 16 Busquets Booked
  • 03 Piqué
  • 14 Mascherano Booked
  • 06 Xavi (Sergi - 78' )
  • 08 Iniesta (Pedro - 85' )
  • 04 Fábregas
  • 09 Sánchez
  • 11 Neymar Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Pedro
  • 15 Bartra
  • 17 Song
  • 24 Sergi
  • 25 Olazábal Paredes
  • 27 Gabarrón Gil
  • 28 Traoré
Ref: Juan Martínez Munuera
Att: 35,950

Match Stats

Shots

15 11

On target

6 2

Corners

4 5

Fouls

16 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Athletic Club 1, Barcelona 0.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Athletic Club 1, Barcelona 0.

90:00 +2:01

Attempt missed. Ibai Gómez (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ander following a fast break.

90:00 +1:04

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:04

Foul by Mikel San José (Athletic Club).

90:00 +0:37

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

90:00 +0:37

Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:29

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

89:29

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:46

Attempt missed. Ander (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gaizka Toquero.

87:31

Offside, Barcelona. Pedro tries a through ball, but Francesc Fábregas is caught offside.

87:30

Attempt blocked. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

87:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Mikel San José replaces Mikel Rico.

86:32

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:32

Foul by Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club).

85:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Ibai Gómez replaces Iker Muniain.

84:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

84:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Pedro replaces Andrés Iniesta.

84:00

Delay in match Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) because of an injury.

82:56

Attempt missed. Martín Montoya (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

82:53

Attempt blocked. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

81:39

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:39

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

81:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Athletic Club. Unai Albizua replaces Mikel Balenziaga because of an injury.

80:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:05

Delay in match Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club) because of an injury.

78:51

Attempt missed. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ander from a direct free kick.

77:58 Booking

Booking Adriano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:53

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

77:53

Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Xavi.

76:39

Attempt missed. Ander (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andoni Iraola.

74:51

Attempt missed. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross following a corner.

74:32

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Francesc Fábregas.

73:53

Attempt saved. Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iker Muniain with a cross.

72:13 Booking

Booking Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:08

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

72:08

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:49

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:49

Foul by Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club).

71:23

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:23

Foul by Mikel Rico (Athletic Club).

69:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Athletic Club 1, Barcelona 0. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross.

69:08 Booking

Booking Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:04

Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:04

Foul by Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club).

67:50

Xavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:50

Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).

61:41

Adriano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:41

Foul by Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club).

61:22

Martín Montoya (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:22

Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

60:16

Attempt saved. Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Andoni Iraola with a cross.

58:21

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

56:35 Booking

Booking Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

56:26 Booking

Booking Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:18

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:18

Foul by Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Club).

54:43

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Aymeric Laporte.

54:15

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:15

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

53:38 Booking

Booking Neymar (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:33

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

53:33

Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:03

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:03

Foul by Carlos Gurpegi (Athletic Club).

52:12

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Mikel Rico.

49:09

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas with a through ball.

47:56

Attempt saved. Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross.

47:22

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Neymar.

46:43

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

45:00

Second Half begins Athletic Club 0, Barcelona 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Barcelona 0.

43:04

Attempt missed. Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross following a corner.

42:41

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

41:53

Offside, Barcelona. Gerard Piqué tries a through ball, but Alexis Sánchez is caught offside.

40:16

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

40:16

Ander (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:41

Attempt missed. Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross.

37:05

Dangerous play by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

37:05

Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:00

Delay in match Adriano (Barcelona) because of an injury.

33:22

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:22

Foul by Ander (Athletic Club).

31:36

Attempt blocked. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Markel Susaeta.

29:22

Offside, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

28:55

Martín Montoya (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:55

Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

28:32

Attempt saved. Iker Muniain (Athletic Club) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:45

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

27:45

Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:27

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

26:27

Gaizka Toquero (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:56

Attempt saved. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

25:16

Attempt missed. Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Markel Susaeta.

23:20

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Aymeric Laporte.

23:19

Attempt blocked. Martín Montoya (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi.

18:47 Booking

Booking Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:43

Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:43

Foul by Mikel Rico (Athletic Club).

18:03

Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

17:21

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Andoni Iraola.

17:19

Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

16:55

Attempt saved. Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:31

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:31

Foul by Andoni Iraola (Athletic Club).

13:57

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

11:48

Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

11:08

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Gorka Iraizoz.

11:07

Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez.

9:45

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

9:45

Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:47

Offside, Athletic Club. Mikel Balenziaga tries a through ball, but Gaizka Toquero is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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