Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, San José
(Ramalho 70'), Ekiza, Aurtenetxe (Ibai Gómez 73'); Gurpegui, De Marcos;
Susaeta, Ander Herrera, Muniain; Aduríz (Llorente 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Piqué, Abidal (Adriano 46'), Jordi Alba; Xavi (Messi 59'), Alex Song, Thiago; Alexis (Iniesta 78'), Fàbregas, Pedro. 4-3-3.
1-0. 27. Susaeta. Got on the end of low Aduríz cross to turn shot past Valdés.
1-1. 67. Messi. Picked up short Thiago pass and cut past five defenders to score.
1-2. 69. Alexis. Controlled Messi's headed pass and turned shot under Iraizoz.
2-2. 90. Ander Herrera. First time volley on far post after Adriano headed up cross.
Yellow cards: Fàbregas 34', Ander Herrera 38', Adriano 54', Gurpegui 87'.
A last minute equaliser by Athletic Bilbao deprived Barcelona of the win they needed to have a chance of tying up the league title this weekend, although it is really just a matter of time before they do so. With a Champions League semi-final coming up, Tito Vilanova rested many of his key players, and although Alexis hit the post early on, the locals took the lead when Susaeta turned in a low Aduríz cross midway through the first half. Aduríz headed a good chance wide and Susaeta fired a free kick against the bar either side of half time, and with half an hour to go Vilanova was forced to resort to Messi, who he had hoped to reserve for Wednesday. As ever his introduction revolutionized the game, the Argentinian star leaving five men for dead before curling the equaliser past Iraizoz, and just two minutes later heading on a Dani Alves cross for Alexis to score a second. With the game coming to an end though Ander Herrera made it all square again with a first time volley after Adriano could only head a De Marcos cross up in to the air, saving a much needed point which helps Bielsa's team edge away from the danger zone.