FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-0 Athletic: Despite missing several key pieces Barça played a very good game and 17-year-old Marc Guiu came off the bench to play the part of hero and give the home team all three points. Well done, boys!
80’ GOAL!!!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Athletic (Guiu): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! João Félix receives the ball in midfield plays it through to Marc Guiu, who comes off the bench and scores less than 60 seconds into his debut with his first touch to put the home team in front!!! WHAT A MOMENT!!!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Athletic: Back underway at Montjuïc!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Athletic: A competitive, hard-fought first period between two good teams that had their moments but couldn’t find the back of the net. Barça had the best two chances and could easily be ahead, but Bilbao are very much in this and the second half should be a good one.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Athletic: And we’re underway at Montjuïc!
WELCOME TO THE MONTJUÏC OLYMPIC STADIUM!!! The beautiful temporary home of the world’s greatest club is the site of a massive La Liga clash between visitors Athletic Bilbao and defending champions Barcelona, who come into this one looking to start a massive week of home matches with a win in their first game after the international break, but it won’t be easy against an Athletic side in great form facing a Barça team dealing with injuries to key starters. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Christensen, Iñigo, Balde; Gündogan, Romeu, Gavi; Ferran, Félix, Fermín (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Araujo, Alonso, Fort, Unai, Yamal, Guiu
Starting XI: Simón; De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes, Berchiche; Herrera, García; I. Williams, Sancet, N. Williams; Guruzeta (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Agirrezabala (GK), Lekue, Imanol, Galarreta, Nolaskoain, Prados, U. Gómez, Muniain, Berenguer, Ares, Villalibre, R. García
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 10
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
VAR: Valentín Pizarro Gómez
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), ITV 4, Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), TSN 2 (Canada), Not Available (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!