Semedo is one of the few players in Barcelona who is especially successful and daring. In the picture, the side fights a ball with Yeray. (Photo: AP, Alvaro Barrientos)
0-0. M. 45 End of the first part. Del Cerro Grande concludes the first half, 45 minutes that had no owner and were marked by the inaccuracies of Barcelona.
0-0. M. 41. Chut now of Raúl García that carries the danger to the goal of Ter Stegen.
0-0. M. 37 Messi puts the danger in Herrerín's goal. From outside the area. The goal of Athletic tries to catch the ball, but it slips out of his hands. The play ends on a corner kick.
0-0. M. 35 The Barça, with an alignment of circumstances, plays very erratic, loses balls and does not manage to control the game.
0-0. M. 26. Messi shoots from outside the area, taking advantage of the departure of Iago Herrerín to stop Suárez's shot. The ball went over the crossbar. The play would not have been valid out of play.
0-0. M. 25 Magnificent Chilean who tries Raúl García and stops, attentive, Ter Stegen.
0-0. M. 17. First action of danger signed by Athletic. Susaeta shot from the right with a lot of intention and after a collective move. The Ter Stegen took it out.
0-0. M. 12. Neither Barcelona nor Athletic have, for the moment, control of the game. Arturo Vidal loses the ball when attempting a pass at the first touch in danger zone. Minutes later participates in a counterattack by Barça.
The match begins. Start the Athletic – Barcelona in San Mamés!
Athletic and Barcelona train in the field. It's less than half an hour before the match starts!
In his statements before the match, Gaizca Garitano appealed to the team spirit when asked about the good form of Iñaki Williams. In addition, he was impatient to play. "The sensations before a match like this are always good, we want to make them suffer, this is probably the best team today and you always expect them to put things hard," he said at Movistar's microphones.
Aspiazu revealed that it will be Semedo who will occupy the left back in place of Alba, after having arranged in that position Sergi Roberto against Valencia. Option that did not give a good result. On the other hand, the alignment of Garitano and the substitution of Muniain have surprised the technical staff of Barça. "We expected the side with Balenziaga and Yuri, but we were surprised by Iker, it's an opportunity for them to push," Aspiazu said.
Speaking to Movistar, Jon Aspiazu, second from Valverde, talks about the physical condition of Leo Messi, who is still not fully recovered from his injury, despite which he forms in the initial 11: "It will not be 100%, but yes very close to that level, "said the coach, who assumed that this Sunday is" an important match. " "They're going to push us a lot up, like they did against Betis, and we'll have to be careful."
Miranda has been the player discarded by Valverde, who returns to bet on Sergi Roberto as a side.
Good afternoon. Barcelona visits San Mamés this Sunday. And he will try to take the opportunity to extend his advantage to the top of the LaLiga standings. The game starts at 20.45, but you can follow here all the news of this Athletic – Barcelona.