Primera División: FC Barcelona lose league start against Athletic Bilbao
FC Barcelona started with a defeat in the Primera División. In Athletic Bilbao the defending champion lost 0: 1 (0: 0), scored the goal of the 38-year-old veteran Aritz Aduriz with a worth seeing Seitschneher in the 89th minute.
The German international goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen saved Barcelona in the first half with several good saves before a backlog. The better chances, however, had Barcelona. Amongst other things, striker Luis Suárez missed an opportunity in the 32nd minute when he failed with a degree on aluminum. Suárez had to leave the field injured in the first half. Whether a serious injury exists, was initially unknown.
While superstar Lionel Messi was not in the squad due to a calf injury, two entrants celebrated their La Liga premiere in the dress of the Catalans: Antoine Griezmann, for allegedly come from Atlético 120 million euros, and Ajax Amsterdam top talent Frenkie de Jong were in Barcelona's starting eleven.
No longer in attendance was Philippe Coutinho, whom Barcelona is expected to loan to Bayern Munich for a year. To a possible return of Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain, which has been speculated for weeks, the club did not comment.
For the first time in ten years in succession, Barcelona lost its league start. In 2008, the club was defeated at Numancia 0: 1, it was the first game of coach Pep Guardiola. At the end of the season, Barcelona won the championship, cup and Champions League.
Other favorites in the title come in as the weekend progresses: Real Madrid on Saturday at Celta Vigo, Atlético on Sunday against Getafe.