Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Things We Learned

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Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Things We Learned
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It has been a disastrous fortnight for Barcelona after three defeats in a row across three separate competitions.

They were eliminated in the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, lost to Granada in La Liga and then Gareth Bale gave archrivals Real Madrid the Copa del Rey.

They sat seven points from the top before Sunday's matchup, and the arrival of fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao was hardly a game in hand.

Athletic had rediscovered their winning form with back-to-back victories over Levante and Malaga.

Over the next few pages are six things we learned from this latest encounter.

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