Athletic claimed their first win over Barca at San Mames since 2013 as they stunned Ernesto Valverde’s men 1-0. Aritz Aduriz’s stunning late bicycle kick sent the 47,693 spectators in Bilbao into ecstasy as the new La Liga season started with an unexpected result- it’s the first time in over a decade that Barca have lost their season opener.
Marca, AS and Mundo newspaper headlines on August 17, 2019 reacting to Athletic Club 1-0 Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao were at 500/1 to win La Liga before the start of the season. They may not win it, but certainly an outside chance to potentially feature in the top four? Won’t be easy though, with Valencia and Sevilla also involved, but performances like this will only strengthen the belief among their supporters.