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Barcelona 2 Athletic Bilbao 0

Barcelona 2 Athletic Bilbao 0

Barcelona`s march to the La Liga title continued with another win at the Camp Nou against Athletic Bilbao.

Two goals in the first half were enough to seal the three points on offer.

With Luis Suarez absent through suspension, Paco Alcacer was given a start and the player repaid his faith shown in him by Ernesto Valverde by opening the scoring in just the eighth minute.

The goal came after Alcacer was on hand to stick the ball in the back of the net after an assist from Jordi Alba.

With Atheltic Bilbao on the rocks, Barcelona doubled the lead midway through the half when Lionel Messi scored from 20-yards out after Ousmane Dembele had done some effective work.

The margin of victory could have been more with the woodwork coming to Athletic Madrid`s assistance on three separate occasions.

Twice Philippe Coutinho struck the bar whilst his fellow Brazilian, Paulinho, rattled a post.

The 2-0 win keeps Barcelona`s 2017 / 2018 La Liga unbeaten run going as talk mounts about Ernesto Valverde steering the club to a season end without defeat.

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Writer:St. George
Date:Monday March 19 2018
Time: 5:40PM

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