Video: Barcelona 1 – 1 Athletic Bilbao [La Liga] Highlights 2018/19
Barcelona dropped points in LaLiga for a third successive game, but it could have been worse had Lionel Messi not set up Munir El Haddadi.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi set up fellow substitute Munir El Haddadi to rescue a late 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao, but the reigning champions still dropped points for a third successive LaLiga game.
Ernesto Valverde seemingly had one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Tottenham considering his decision to leave Messi in reserve, but he came on to set up Munir’s late equaliser and at least prevent Barca losing a second consecutive match.
Although Barca played some neat football at times in the first half, Athletic posed the greater danger going forward and deservedly went ahead just before the interval through Oscar De Marcos.