Yes it may a bit late due to the fact I forgot yesterday while enjoying the last of the British Summer but Barcelona continued their 100% start with a slender win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night.
Going to San Mames is never an easy prospect and Barcelona were certainly made to work for all three points. It was a quiet night for both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as the Catalan giants had to look to Ivan Rakitic for the games solitary goal.
The Croatian scored in the 21st minute with a header when he arrived at pace to power in Arda Turan’s cross from the left. It may not have been the free flowing Barcelona you would expect but Luis Enrique will be delighted that his side have come back from the Basque Region with maximum points.
They have already got a 4 point advantage over Atletico Madrid who stuttered to a goalless draw at promoted side Leganes on Saturday. Two promoted sides they have faced in the opening two weeks and both matches have ended in draws. Diego Simeone will no doubt be ruing the fact that they have already given a 4 point head start to Barcelona and their cross city rivals Real.
Here is all you need to know from Sunday’s action