After a long break, the new season of Spanish La Liga has started last night. And in the opening day, the current champion of La Liga Barcelona made their entrance. However, the back to back La Liga champion barca failed to give the champion impression. The Spanish giants Barcelona stumbled against Athletic Club! Yes, it is a bit shocking fact. Barcelona has everything to beat the Athletic Club but all of a sudden, the substitute player changed the game result in the 89th minute where Aritz Aduriz stunning overhead kick help Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona. So, Barcelona was defeated by a 1 – 0 goal against Athletic Club in their inaugural match.
However, due to the injury, the regular skipper of the club Barcelona Lionel Messi could not take part against Athletic Club. And also, excluding the top star of the team, Barcelona suffered in their inaugural match. Against Athletic Bilbao in the inaugural match of the Barcelona in La Liga 2019/20, the current champion Barcelona faced a defeat by a 1 – 0 goal.
No Messi, no party. 🤷♂️
Athletic Bilbao score a late stunner and beat Barcelona to open the new La Liga season! pic.twitter.com/3RgtvuPfwe
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 16, 2019
In the last night at the home venue of Bilbao San Mames Barria, the team of Ernesto Valverde faced their first defeat in the new season of La Liga. In the first half, due to the bad luck, Barcelona could not find the net twice times. In the 33rd minute of the game, due to the fault of the Athletic Club’s defense, Suarez found the ball into the box. The uruguayan forward took the certain shot but post stopped the ball.
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Just four minutes later, in 37th minutes, Luis Suarez left the ground by facing injury. In the 44th minute of the game, from outside of the box, Brazilian midfielder Rafinha took the conakry shot which was stopped by the crossbar and Barca could not find the net.
88′: Adruiz comes on
89′: Aduriz scores
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Barcelona
What a finish from the 38-year old. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/5VO8IXszqr
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 16, 2019
In the 2nd half, Barcelona increased the sharpness of their attacking division but due to the failure of the forwards, back to back La Liga champion could not find the net. In return, in the 89th minute of the game, with an amazing bicycle kick, the only goal of the match was scored by the Athletic Bilbao player Aduriz.
After the year of 2013, it was the very first time of the Athletic Club that they got victory against the Catalan club.Barcelona will play their 2nd match in La Liga against Real Betis at the Camp Nou on 26th August 2019.