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Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Barcelona: Champions six points clear after draw

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has scored 29 goals in as many games this season but could not add to his tally

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao as they went six points clear at the top of La Liga.

Lionel Messi had Barca's best chance as his lob from outside the box hit the top of the crossbar.

The hosts were the better team and Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen pulled off excellent saves to deny Markel Susaeta and Inaki Williams.

Athletic ended with 10 men when Oscar de Marcos was shown a second yellow card in injury time for handball.

Champions Barcelona, who are unbeaten in 11 league games, missed the chance to go eight points above second-placed Real Madrid, who beat Atletico 3-1 in the capital derby on Saturday.

It was the first time they had failed to score in a La Liga match in 38 games, since a goalless home draw with Getafe on 11 February 2018.

Line-ups

Ath Bilbao

  • 13Herrerín
  • 18De MarcosBooked at 90mins
  • 5ÁlvarezBooked at 90mins
  • 4Martínez
  • 24Balenziaga
  • 7EtxebarriaSubstituted forSan Joséat 56'minutes
  • 16García CarrilloBooked at 52mins
  • 14SusaetaSubstituted forMuniainat 62'minutes
  • 22García
  • 12Berchiche Izeta
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forKodroat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kodro
  • 3Núñez
  • 6San José
  • 10Muniain
  • 11Córdoba
  • 19Gómez
  • 25Simón

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Roberto
  • 3Piqué
  • 15LengletBooked at 72minsSubstituted forVermaelenat 88'minutes
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 78mins
  • 22VidalSubstituted forAleñáat 63'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 7CoutinhoSubstituted forDembéléat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dembélé
  • 14Malcom
  • 17Murillo
  • 19Boateng
  • 21Aleñá
  • 24Vermaelen
  • 30Peña
Referee:
Carlos del Cerro Grande
Attendance:
47,629

Match Stats

Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home23
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Athletic Club 0, Barcelona 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Athletic Club 0, Barcelona 0.

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

Foul by Iker Muniain (Athletic Club).

Hand ball by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Attempt saved. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carles Aleñá.

Booking

Yeray Álvarez (Athletic Club) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club) for hand ball.

Hand ball by Óscar De Marcos (Athletic Club).

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Nélson Semedo.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Kenan Kodro replaces Iñaki Williams.

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

Foul by Mikel Balenziaga (Athletic Club).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Thomas Vermaelen replaces Clément Lenglet because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mikel San José.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

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

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

Foul by Yeray Álvarez (Athletic Club).

Attempt saved. Raúl García (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Iñaki Williams with a cross.

Attempt missed. Yuri (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iker Muniain.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) because of an injury.

Booking

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

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

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

Foul by Raúl García (Athletic Club).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ousmane Dembélé replaces Coutinho.

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

Foul by Yuri (Athletic Club).

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Offside, Athletic Club. Iker Muniain tries a through ball, but Iñaki Williams is caught offside.

Booking

Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Clément Lenglet (Barcelona).

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

Attempt blocked. Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Óscar De Marcos with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Carles Aleñá (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10th February 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona23156260233751
2Real Madrid23143640271345
3Atl Madrid23128333171644
4Sevilla23107638251337
5Getafe239862819935
6Real Betis239592629-332
7Alavés229582227-532
8Valencia2361342420431
9Real Sociedad238782725231
10Eibar237973132-130
11Leganés237882527-229
12Espanyol2384112737-1028
13Ath Bilbao2351262328-527
14Levante227693240-827
15Real Valladolid236891928-926
16Celta Vigo2366113539-424
17Girona235992333-1024
18Rayo Vallecano2365122740-1323
19Villarreal2331192331-820
20Huesca2346132339-1618
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