Barca peg back Bilbao
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leaders Barcelona came from behind to secure a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona maintained their unbeaten start to the season after coming from behind to secure a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.
The home side made a blistering start to the contest against the leaders with Francisco Yeste's superb volley putting them ahead.
However, things soon turned sour for Bilbao when Javier Casas was red carded for hauling down Eidur Gudjohnsen, even though he did not appear to be the last defender.
Barca levelled matters just before the break thanks a fine finish from Carles Puyol, who went some way to making amends for his own goal against Werder Bremen in midweek.
The visitors forged ahead after the break when Gudjohnsen latched onto Xavi's superb through-ball before finishing with aplomb past keeper Inaki Lafuente.
The result was put beyond doubt after 77 minutes when substitute Javier Saviola converted after great build-up play between Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
The result leaves Athletic Bilbao third from bottom in the table having secured just two points from their opening five matches.
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Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Barcelona