Barcelona won a very important game against Athletic Bilbao. It was the first that Barca could come-back after being down at away stadium.
Estadio San Mames
Ronald Koeman was very confident before the game. He wanted to go on the pitch and win the game. It was the first away game of 2021 and especially against Athletic, it was very tough for Barca to win at this stadium. Keep in mind that Athletic Bilbao has a new coach. Marcelino was coaching Valencia in previous seasons. It is his first time working with Athletic Bilbao. He will have a very bad schedule as the first three matches. Yesterday he debuted against Barcelona and the next two matches are against Atletico and Los Blancos. Unfortunately the debut of Marcelino as the coach of Bilbao was awful.
Come-back from Messi and Pedri
The connection between Pedri and Messi is very interesting and exciting. Messi feels very good when Pedrid is showing his true potential. Athletic Bilbao scored an early goal at the start of the match. Inaki Williams opened the score-line in the third minute. Williams got the assist and dribbled almost the whole stadium. It was an easy goal for Inaki and gave Athletic a lead to his team.
Pedri and Messi’s connection was visible from the start. Soon after conceding from Athletic, Pedri dribbled and scored a goal. At the end of the first half, Pedrid assisted Messi and Argentina’s player scored the goal. In the second half Messi was unstoppable as he gave two-goals lead to Barcelona. In the end Bilbao could decrease the lead of Barca but the home-team could not get a point.