Catalan giants FC Barcelona narrowed the gap between themselves and leaders cum defending champions Real Madrid, by dismantling visiting Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in their La Liga Matchday XI fixture at the Spotify Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday night.
Three first half goals in eleven minutes from Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Roberto and Robert Lewandowski helped the hosts blitz their way to a comfortable lead at the interval, before substitute Ferran Torres added a fourth in the 73rd minute as the Catalans earned full value for the win.
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FULL-TIME AT THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU STADIUM: FC Barcelona 4-0 Athletic Bilbao
73′ MIN: Good finishing from the substitute Ferran Torres, after a silky smooth pass from none other than Ousmane Dembele.
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC Barcelona 4-0 Athletic Bilbao (F. Torres)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU: FC Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Bilbao
HALF-TIME AT THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU: FC Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Bilbao
22′ MIN: Lewandowski fires in, made by Dembele yet again skipping away from Yuri and setting him up.
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Bilbao (R. Lewandowski)
18′ MIN: Sergi Roberto does a one-two with Ousmane Dembele, and his shot clips off a defender before beating Unai Simon in goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC 2-0 Athletic Bilbao (S. Roberto)
12′ MIN: Lewandowski chips the cross and Dembele powers in the header.
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao (O. Dembele)
KICK-OFF AT THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU: FC Barcelona 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
The visitors line-up which will take on the Catalans at the Spotify Camp Nou Stadium.
The Blaugrana have Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and newly-crowned Golden Boy and Kopa Trophy winner Gavi in their Starting XI. Raphinha, Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres all settle for a place on the substitutes bench.