The goal of the Croatian player has given the three points to Barça
Good win for Barcelona in San Mamés. Luis Enrique's men have taken the points in a suffered game. Barça has made the difference in the first half. A great header from Rakitic has been enough to bring the win to Barcelona.
Barça has started the game in a good level. The team has taken the lead of the game in the first half despite Athletic's pressure. The reward of the work has arrived in the 21th minute. Arda has made a good move on the left side and has sent a cross to Rakitic. The croatian has made a fantastic header to fire home.
In the second half, Barcelona has missed several chances. Messi and Suárez could have scored the second goal to finish the game but they have not find the net. In the last minutes, Atheltic has pressed Barcelona. A free kick from Beñat has been the best chance.
This victory makes Barcelona one of the top teams on the Spanish league.