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FC Barcelona News: 22 August 2021; Barça draw at Athletic Bilbao, Gerard Piqué injured

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Athletic de Bilbao v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Athletic Club 1-1 Barça: All square at San Mamés - FC Barcelona
San Mamés is never an easy place to win. Barça have struggled there in recent seasons and today was no exception. Indeed, for much of the ninety minutes they had their backs against the wall, and Athletic were good value for their 1-0 lead.

Memphis scores first official goal - FC Barcelona
The moment we’d all be waiting for has finally happened. Memphis Depay, this summer’s star signing from Olympique Lyonnais has scored his first competitive goal for FC Barcelona. And it was a big one, for thanks to that tremendous left-footed rocket, a point could be salvaged from a different trip to San Mamés.

Gerard Piqué injury news - FC Barcelona
The Barça centre back left the field in the 30th minute of the game between Athletic and Barça with Araujo coming on to replace him. It was the second appearance of the season in La Liga for the Barça number 3 after his appearance against Real Sociedad in which he scored the blaugranes' first official goal of the season.

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona miss Lionel Messi in these types of games - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has admitted the club are already feeling the absence of Lionel Messi. Messi severed his 20-year connection with the Catalan giants at the start of the month after leaving the club following the expiration of his contract.

Antoine Griezmann hails Memphis Depay after Athletic Bilbao draw - Football Espana
Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann was full of praise for attacking partner Memphis Depay after their 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao. La Blaugrana struggled to make an impact on the night at the Estadio San Mames with Inigo Martinez deservedly put Marcelino’s side ahead after the restart.

Barcelona chief confirms Ilaix Moriba has no future without contract change - Football Espana
Barcelona stalled contract talks with Ilaix Moriba have taken another turn with director Rafa Yuste hinting his time at the club is over. La Blaugrana have been locked in ongoing negotiations with the 19-year-old since the start of 2021 with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

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