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Top 5 Barca: Athletic Bilbao humiliation, Andres Iniesta, Luis Enrique, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano

Top 5 Barca: Athletic Bilbao humiliation, Andres Iniesta, Luis Enrique, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano

Dani Alves part of Barcelona's woeful defence in Spanish Super Cup loss
ESPN FC (blog)
Defending European champions FC Barcelona are unable to find the back of the net in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, losing 4-0 to Athletic Bilbao, with a hat trick by Bilbao player, Aritz Aduriz. The ESPN FC crew assessBarcelona's 4-0 defeat ...

Barcelona thrashed by Bilbao
BBC Sport
That was truly remarkable. The best team in the world getting an absolute pasting. Plenty for Luis Enrique to mull over ahead of the new La Liga season. But before that, he's got the second leg to worry about. Join us for live text commentary of that ...

San Jose and Aduriz lead Athletic's Spanish Super Cup shock of Barcelona
Not too much had happened in the opening minutes of the Super Cup first leg at San Mames until Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen decided to needlessly come out of his box and head away a long ball forward with 13 minutes played. The Germany international got plenty of distance on his headed clearance, but the ball fell straight to Athletic...

Aritz Aduriz leads Athletic Bilbao to 4-0 Super Cup win over Barcelona
The Guardian
The Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen came out of his area to meet a long punt forward by his opposite number, Gorka Iraizoz, but the German's header went straight to San José who, from near the halfway line, brought the ball down before ...


Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona: Score, Reaction from 2015 Spanish Super Cup Leg 1
Bleacher Report
But Athletic nearly learned the hard way that Barcelona can turn the tiniest window of opportunity into a genuine goal-scoring chance. In the 27th minute, Barca broke on the counter. Suarez received the ball on the left side of the box. His cross ...

What a mess: Barca utterly humiliated... is sextuple dream over already?
Goal.com
The warning signs were there on Tuesday.Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-4 in a thrilling Uefa Super Cup clash in Tbilisi to take another step towards claiming the sextuple this year. But on Friday they let in four once again - and this time they didn't score ...



Luis Enrique: I'm to blame for Barcelona beating at Bilbao
Goal.com
With the Catalans having been taken to extra-time in Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup win over Sevilla in Tbilisi, the Blaugrana boss decided to rotate his squad for the trip to San Mames. “I had to make many changes because we had only three days to recover.

Top 5 Barca: Athletic Bilbao humiliation, Andres Iniesta, Luis Enrique, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano

Mascherano: "Don't rule us out"
Javier Mascherano was visibly shaken by the thrashing Barcelona suffered at the San Mamés.

Iniesta: "Comeback very difficult, but not impossible"
Andrés Iniesta admitted that it'll be "very difficult" for Barça to reverse a "really heavy scoreline" against Athletic, while insisting that "it's not impossible".

Flashy Ter Stegen pays high price
Marc-André ter Stegen has all the audacity of youth. The 23-year-old goalkeeper loves using his feet and taking risks, an approach that can spill over into cockiness.

Top 5 Barca: Athletic Bilbao humiliation, Andres Iniesta, Luis Enrique, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano

Ter Stegen has let in half the goals he conceded last year
It has just taken two games and the German keeper has shipped eight goals.

Good and bad: Barcelona's defence stinks again
Jose Antonio Sanchez looks at the main highlight and key negative of the game.

Does anyone really believe Barcelona will come back?
After a veritable tonking by Athletic, even optimistic Cules won't be sure.


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