Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal of the game
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Barcelona continued their 100% record in LaLiga this season, beating Athletic Club at San Mames on Sunday evening.
Ivan Rakitic’s excellent header was all that separated the sides after a tight game with many chances for both sides.
Arda Turan had earlier had the ball in the net, but he was flagged offside after converting Luis Suarez’s cut-back, whilst Athletic’s Benat forced a save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen after the German keeper had miskicked a clearance straight at the 29-year-old midfielder.
Barca continued to threaten, but wasted a number of chances to take the game beyond all doubt, but they were forunate Inaki Williams missed a great chance to pull the tie level in the second period.
All in all, it was a hard fought win for the visitors, and you can watch Rakitic’s all important goal below…