Athletic Club and Barcelona faced off in La Liga’s Match Day 25, with Barcelona coming out victorious with a final score of 0:1. In the 45th minute, Raphinha from Barcelona scored the only goal of the match, securing his team’s win. It was an intense match between two of Spain’s top teams, but ultimately Barcelona emerged triumphant. This result puts them one step closer to clinching a spot at the top of La Liga table.
Julen Agirrezabala (rating 6.7)
Marc-André ter Stegen (rating 7.9)
I. Muniain (R. Garcia, 64)
F. Kessie (F. Torres, 68)
The match between Athletic Club and Barcelona was a very exciting one. Despite Barcelona having more ball possession (63%) than Athletic Club (37%), it was Athletic Club that took the initiative in terms of shots on target. Álex Berenguer led the team with 15 shots on target, 5 of which were on goal. On the other hand, Barcelona only managed 10 shots on target, 2 of which were on goal. Robert Lewandowski had the most successful hits on goal for Barcelona. In the end, it was a close game that could have gone either way.
3 successful dribbles/90 minutes
Daniel Vivian and Álex Berenguer of Athletic Club had an impressive performance in the match against Barcelona, with Daniel boasting an 82% pass accuracy over 39 passes and Álex making two key passes. Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong also demonstrated great passing ability with 89% accuracy over 78 passes. Alejandro Baldé was a standout for Barcelona, completing 2.3 successful dribbles per 90 minutes. The talent on display from both teams was clear, making for an exciting game to watch.
Athletic Club is leading the way in interceptions with 8, with Dani García leading the team with 3. Barcelona trails behind, having tallied 4 interceptions thus far, with Jules Koundé having the most at 1. Athletic Club has also accumulated 3 interceptions so far, Óscar de Marcos contributing the most at 1. Barcelona has 6 interceptions in total, Gavi leading the way with 2.
The statistics for face-to-face fights for the ball show that Dani García of Athletic Club and Robert Lewandowski of Barcelona are the clear leaders. Dani García is on top with 8 battles, while Robert Lewandowski follows close behind with 11. It’s an impressive showing from both players, demonstrating their tenacity and determination in the fight for possession. These two stars will undoubtedly continue to be a force to be reckoned with on the field as long as they keep up this level of effort.
- I. Williams (Athletic Club) at 30 minute
- O. Zarraga (Athletic Club) at 86 minute
- S. Roberto (Barcelona) at 76 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Athletic Club – LDLLW
- Barcelona – WWLWW
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (15, Barcelona)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Joselu (12, Espanyol)
- Iago Aspas (11, Celta Vigo)
- Karim Benzema (11, Real Madrid)
- Athletic Club will play with Valladolid. March 17 at 20:00 (UTC), on Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla.
- Barcelona will play with Real Madrid. March 19 at 20:00 (UTC), on Spotify Camp Nou.