Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao - As it happened
Alineaciones para la vuelta de octavos de Copa del Rey entre el Barcelona y el Athletic de Bilbao del 11-01-2017. BeSoccer

8K by Liam Hanna in Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao - As it happened

Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao - As it happened

Re-live Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao (4-3 on aggregate) in the Copa del rey last 16.

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona go through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a winning goal from Lionel Messi, but they were made to work by their Basque counterparts. Barca progress 4-3 on aggregate.

Denis Suarez misses golden opportunity

The Barcelona midfielder receives the ball in space in the Barca box but fires over when he should score.

Yellow card for Williams

The Bilbao forward goes into the book for simulation.

Final change for Barca

Iniesta leaves the field and is replaced by Arda Turan.

Suarez can't finish after rounding 'keeper

The Barca striker rounds the 'keeper, but can't finish as he over-runs the ball and can only square it to a defender.

Change for Barca

Neymar leaves the field and is replaced by Denis Suarez.

Neymar hits the post

The Brazilian weaves in and out of the Bilbao defence and has a shot which hits the post via a deflection.

Barcelona make a change

Rafinha leaves the field and is replaced by Ivan Rakitic.

Messi puts Barca ahead on aggregate

Messi scores with another free-kick. This time he wrongfoots Iraizoz, and puts the ball into the bottom corner of his near post. Barcelona lead 4-3 on aggregate.

GOAL: Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao (Messi, 78 mins)

Yellow card for Benat

The Bilbao midfielder goes into the book for bringing down Luis Suarez on the edge of the box.

Yellow card for Elustondo

The Bilbao full-back goes into the book after going through the back of Neymar.

Alba's surge ends with a weak shot

The Barca full back surges forward, but can only muster a weat effort straight at Iraizoz when he reaches the area.

Messi magic almost restores Barca's lead

The Argentinan drives forward and plays a dangerous ball into the six yard box, but it's cleared behind for a corner.

Saborit levels the scores on aggregate

Athletic Bilbao are level on aggregate as Saborit guides a header past Cillessen to make it 2-1 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.

GOAL: Barcelona 2-1 Athletic Bilbao (Saborit, 51 mins)

Neymar doubles Barca's lead from the spot

The Brazilian stutters in his run-up and sends Iraizoz the wrong way to make it 2-0 on the night, and 3-2 on aggregate to Barcelona.

GOAL: Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao (Neymar P. 48 mins)

Penalty to Barcelona

Neymar is brought down at the edge of the area and Barcelona have a penalty.

Second half underway

Barca kick off the second half and we're underway in the second 45 minutes of this Copa del Rey clash.

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona lead through Luis Suarez's volley, meaning that the two teams are tied at 2-2 on aggregate.

Yellow card for Laporte

The Bilbao defender is given a yellow card for bringing down Messi on the edge of the box. The defender is lucky to escape a red for a professional foul.

Suarez opens the scoring

The teams are now level on aggregate. Neymar picks out Suarez at the back post with a pinpoint cross and the Urugayan fires a fine volley past Iraizoz.

GOAL: Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao (Suarez, 36 mins)

Messi fires over with a free-kick

Barcelona receive a free-kick in a dangerous position, but Messi can only hit it over the bar.

Yellow card for Umtiti

The Frenchman goes into the book for a foul.

Change for Athletic Bilbao

Etxeita picks up an injury when fouling Neymar and is replaced by Elustondo.

Yellow card for Etxeita

The Bilbao player goes into the book as he brings down Neymar who had taken the ball past him.

Barca have goal ruled out

The home side will be furious when they see the replays. Neymar is played through on goal, squares the ball to Suarez who puts the ball in the back of the net. However, Neymar was wrongly ruled offside.

Bilbao holding firm

Barcelona are seeing more of the ball, but Athletic Bilbao are remaining solid and Barca can't find a way past.

15 mins - even game

Both sides are yet to create a clear cut opportunity and it's been a very even game so far.

Athletic growing into the game

After Barca dominated the opening stages, the away side are now seeing more of the ball and looking more dangerous, but neither side is to create a clear-cut chance yet.

Barcelona on the front foot

It's a bright start from the home side who have started on the front foot and are looking dangerous in the opening stages.

Match underway

Athletic Bilbao kick off and this cup tie is underway.

Barcelona look to reverse a 2-1 scoreline

Luis Enrique's side went down to a 2-1 defeat against their Basque counterparts in the first leg of this last 16 cup tie, meaning that Barca have it all to do in this second leg. Barcelona line up with their prolific 'MSN' front three, while Athletic Bilbao leave football's answer to Benjamin Button, Aduriz, on the bench.

Official line-ups announced

Barcelona XI: Cillessen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rafinha, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

Subs: Ter Stegen, Rakitic, Denis Suarez, Arda, Mascherano, Alcacer, Digne.

Athletic Bilbao XI: Iraizoz; Boveda, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga; San Jose, Benat; Eraso, Williams, Saborit; Sabin Merino.

Subs: Elustondo, Muniain, Vesga, Susaeta, Mikel Rico, Aduriz, Unai Simon.

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