Football world`s favorite jaunt FC Barcelona stepped in their King’s Cup title depence, winning the first leg of their quarter-last 2-1 against Athletic Club Bilbao in an away match. By winning this important match against Athletic Club Bilbao help to in next stage.
On Wednesday, the Basque side influenced Barcelona from the begin and for the initial 15 minutes the Cup holders were on the back foot until they scored with for all intents and purposes their first assault of the amusement on Wednesday. Ivan Rakitic found space down the right to swing over a low cross that allowed Munir to score from eight yards out.
With star strikers Lionel Messi harmed and Luis Suarez suspended, Munir defended his place in the side and halfway through the half Neymar additionally got on the scoresheet as Athletic manager Iago Herrerin made a wreck of a leeway and permitted him to slip the ball into a vacant net.
The two goals left Athletic groggy and for the rest of the half they were chasing shadows as Barcelona, led by Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta, controlled the ball.
The second half was all the more even, in spite of the fact that Barcelona dependably looked in control until the end minutes when the pride of the Athletic players saw them pin them back in their own half. Substitute Sabin Merino constrained a fine spare from Ter Stegen taking after a corner, before Aritz Aduriz gave Athletic trust in the last moment after Barcelona neglected to clear another corner.
Sabin was crawls far from an equalizer in damage time, however with Suarez and Messi to return and the arrival leg before their fans, Barcelona are clear top choices to achieve the last four.
In the other quarter-last first leg match played on Wednesday, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid attracted 0-0 Vigo.