Athletic, meanwhile, are under new management after a weekend win against Elche was not enough to save Gaizka Garitano’s job. It’s Marcelino’s first job since leaving Valencia in September 2019. No doubt a victory for the hosts here would be a great start to their new era.
Barcelona arrive in Bilbao looking to lift themselves to third in La Liga. Ronald Koeman’s side sit fifth currently and are way off the pace in the title race behind Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. A win here would mark a tentative return to more familiar territory.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona at San Mames Stadium.