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Barcelona Vs Athletic Club Football Match Score 24 Oct 2022

Barcelona Vs Athletic Club Football Match Score 24 Oct 2022

Barcelona is going head to head with Athletic Club starting on 23 Oct 2022 at 19:00 UTC at Spotify Camp Nou stadium, Barcelona city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga. Currently, Barcelona rank 2nd, while Athletic Club hold 6th position. Looking to compare the best-rated player on both teams? Sofascore’s rating system assigns each player a specific rating based on numerous data factors.

FC Barcelona may very well see some brighter days ahead under manager Xavi, but the present continues to be cloudy and cold. On Thursday, the Catalan side was bounced from the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 defeat at Athletic Club in extra time in the round of 16. This came barely a week after Barca lost to Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. They’ve already been eliminated from the Champions League and are currently struggling in La Liga, sitting in sixth place. Barca never led, had to come from behind twice, and somehow they managed to score on two of their three shots on goal. Xavi’s team finished with seven total shots, while Athletic bossed the match with their counter-attacking style under Marcelino, recording almost three times as many shots despite having just one-third of the possession. Athletic outshot Barca, 19-7.

Iker Muniain was the hero for the hosts, scoring in the second minute and then on this penalty kick at the end of the first extra time. Take a look: With Ousmane Dembele on his way out, Barca played a fairly young, inexperienced attack led by new signing Ferran Torres. The former Manchester City and Valencia man scored his first goal for the club, but the team rarely threatened. Pedri scored in the final moments of regulation to force extra time, but it was left back Jordi Alba who was called for a hand ball that led to the decisive goal. It was an overall disappointing performance for Barcelona as they bow out of yet another competition. While the Copa del Rey doesn’t hold the same level of importance for the club as La Liga or the Champions League, this was their best chance at taking home a trophy this season. They’ve won just three of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

Athletic: The backline is a bit depleted behind their normal starters Inigo Martinez and Yeray Alvarez, with Asier Villalibre and Unai Nunez still injured. Both starting centerbacks are also a card away from suspension. Marcelino will be hoping for a similar performance as in their first meeting, a 1-1 draw in August. While it wasn’t the result they wanted, Athletic looked sharp, created seven more shots than Barca and more than twice as many on goal, despite having just 32 % possession. They’ll sit back and aim to do damage on the counter, and the longer this match is level, the better it could play into the hosts’ hands.

Barca: Well, you can expect to watch Barca without Ousmane Dembele ever playing for them again it would seem. Club director Mateu Alemany said ahead of the match that the French winger must leave immediately, and he’s been dropped by manager Xavi. With Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gone, and with Dembele on the way out, that just creates more of an opportunity for guys like Ferran Torres, who is tasked with being the reference point in attack. Xavi will be hoping Ferran can help them get going in attack, especially after their round of 32 clash where they needed two goals in the final 30 minutes to beat Linares Deportivo.

Barcelona moved back into La Liga’s top four with an impressive 4-0 victory over a much-changed Athletic Club on Sunday night. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on hand to score the rebound after Gerard Pique struck the bar, while Ousmane Dembele crashed in the second. Substitutes Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay bagged late on to wrap up all three points at Camp Nou. Barça could have taken the lead when Aubameyang played Ferran Torres in, but the January signing’s shot was too central and bashed away by Unai Simon. They were rewarded for their dominance soon after as Aubameyang continued his fine start to life in Catalonia by converting after Gerard Pique struck the bar with a powerful header. It was his fifth goal in just his sixth Barça appearance.

While Athletic sat back and looked to play on the counter-attack, they couldn’t make many opportunities and it was Torres who had the next big chance, but the Spain forward could only shoot straight at Simon when through on goal. Athletic’s lack of attacking intent ultimately came back to bite them as two substitutes combined to register Barça’s second. Frenkie de Jong swung the ball out to Dembele, who took it wide before thumping a shot in at the near post. Barça rubbed salt into Athletic’s wounds late on with two goals, with beanpole striker De Jong flicking in Dembele’s cross before Depay tapped in from close range, again assisted by Dembele The victory moves Barcelona back up to fourth, having dropped to sixth following wins for Atletico Madrid and Villarreal. They are back in action next Sunday when they visit Elche.


Ajmal Solangi is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and reviews. He likes tech news, mobile unboxing, reviews, gadgets, and more.

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