TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Barcelona managed to beat Athletic Bilbao with a score of 4-0 in the 26th week of the Spanish League continued at Camp Nou, Monday morning, 28 February 2022.
Barcelona’s goals in this match were scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (37 minutes) and Ousmane Dembele (73), Luuk de Jong (90), Memphis Depay (90+4).
Throughout the 90 minutes Barcelona controlled and dominated the match. They were able to take advantage of that dominance by scoring four goals without reply.
Statistics show that Barcelona has a landslide advantage in possession of the ball with the percentage reaching 72 percent compared to 28 percent. Then the team made by Xavi Hernandez fired seven shots at goal from a total of 17 shots.
While Athletic Bilbao had six shots of which only three were on target.
With this result, Barcelona returned to the fourth position of the La Liga standings and collected 45 points. This achievement is the same as Atletico Madrid, who is in fifth place, except that Barcelona has one pending game that has not been played.
While Athletic Bilbao is ranked eighth with 37 points.
Interesting Facts Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao:
- Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has never beaten Barcelona in LaLiga, after 19 games against them (draw: 7, lost: 12). Barcelona is the only opponent he has not beaten in the 38 games he has faced in LaLiga.
- Aubameyang is the first African LaLiga player to score in three consecutive games in all competitions (five goals). Previously there was Youssef En-Nesyri for Sevilla in March 2021, who did the same.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alves, Araujo, Pique, Dest; Gavi/F. de Jong (67′), Busquets/L. de Jong (87′), Pedri; Adama/Depay (82′), Aubameyang/E. Garcia (87′), Ferran/Dembele (67′).
Coach: Xavi Hernandez
Athletic Bilbao (4-4-2): Simon; Lekue, Vivian, Alvarez/I. Martinez (46′), Balenziaga; Zarraga/N. Williams (67′), Vencedor, Vesga/D. Garcia (67′), Serrano; R. Garcia/Sancet (46′), Villalibre/ I. Williams (77′).
Coach: Marcelino Garcia Toral.
The Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao match concludes the week 26 schedule of the Spanish League. Previously Real Madrid won 1-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano, while Atletico Madrid won 2-0 at home to Celta Vigo.
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