Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Enjoy the full match replay and highlights of the thrilling encounter between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao. Witness the action from Spain’s LaLiga 2023/2024 season, specifically Matchday 10. The match kicked off at 19:00 GMT on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

Juan Martinez Munuera, a seasoned referee from Spain, oversaw the proceedings at the iconic Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona. Watch and relive the excitement, goals, and unforgettable moments from this exhilarating showdown.


Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Full Match Reports

Seventeen-year-old Marc Guiu realized his dream debut by scoring in less than a minute, securing a 1-0 victory for Barcelona over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga (LL). This triumph marked Barcelona’s 19th win in their last 20 home head-to-head matches against Athletic Bilbao, also known as the Lehoiak.

Despite Athletic Bilbao’s challenging history against Barcelona, they displayed promise early in the match. Iñaki Williams struck a curling shot that tested Marc-André ter Stegen before the goalkeeper safely collected the ball. Nevertheless, Barcelona reminded their opponents of their offensive prowess. Within the opening 15 minutes, rapid attacking plays led to João Félix’s attempt hitting the crossbar, and Fermín López forced Unai Simón into an impressive save with his legs.

Ernesto Valverde’s team faced setbacks as Ander Herrera was sidelined due to an injury during the warm-up, and another blow occurred in the 26th minute when Yuri Berchiche had to leave the field. Despite these setbacks, Athletic Bilbao remained competitive in the first half. A well-placed cross from Iñigo Lekue bounced across Barcelona’s penalty area, narrowly eluding both Oihan Sancet and Gorka Guruzeta. Nico Williams also had an opportunity before halftime, but his powerful shot was denied by Ter Stegen’s outstretched boot.

João Félix posed a threat to Athletic Bilbao after the halftime break. However, a shot from Ferran Torres, following a brilliant pass from João Félix, was blocked by Dani García before Simón made a superb double-save to thwart the Portuguese forward and Fermín López. João Félix then created an opportunity for Lamine Yamal, who missed the target with his shot shortly after being substituted. João Cancelo also attempted to cut inside Lekue but was stopped by Simón, who pushed the ball behind with a strong hand.

Xavi Hernández introduced Marc Guiu in the 79th minute, and the young debutant’s initial touches exceeded his wildest dreams. The 17-year-old received João Félix’s pass gracefully, then calmly slotted home the goal that secured victory for Barcelona. This win placed them just one point behind the LL leaders. In contrast, Athletic Bilbao suffered two defeats in their last three matches after remaining unbeaten since the season’s opening day.

Man of the Match: João Félix (Barcelona)