Athletic: Kepa; Bóveda, Unai Nuñez, Laporte, Lekue; Iturraspe, San José (Beñat 68’); Williams (Susaeta 83‘), Raúl García, Córdoba; Aduríz. 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Paulinho, Busquets, Rakitic, André Gomes (Semedo 83‘); Messi, Luis Suárez. 4-4-2.
0-1. 37. Messi. Angled shot past Kepa after Jordi Alba laid ball across.
0-2. 92. Paulinho. Following up after keeper saved from Luis Suárez.
Yellow cards: Iturraspe 41’, Busquets 47’, Piqué 63’, Paulinho 75’, Umtiti 81’.
Barcelona extended the lead over their old rivals after a 1-2 win at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Messi put the Catalans ahead shortly before the break and Paulinho hit the bar soon afterwards. Raúl García also headed against the woodwork after the restart however, and Ter Stegen had to make some important saves, in particular from Aduríz, before Paulinho wrapped things up in injury time.