Hello Barca fans, welcome to Saturday’s Barcelona blog.
The Sport360 team will be here throughout the day, bringing you the latest on the Catalan club, who meet Athletic Bilbao in a La Liga clash today.
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5.56pm – Valverde considers 4-4-2 to help out Coutinho and Dembele
Ernesto Valverde is apparently considering returning to a 4-4-2 formation in a bid to improve his Barcelona team’s stuttering form.
The Barca boss has plenty to think about after a couple of poor results including a 2-1 defeat at bottom club Leganes in the week, as well as some tough-looking fixtures ahead against Athletic Bilbao, Tottenham and Valencia.
Read on here.
5.24pm – Lionel Messi rested as Barcelona welcome Athletic Bilbao
Lionel Messi has been rested by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde for the visit of Athletic Bilbao on Saturday (kick-off 18:15 UAE time).
Read more here.
3.00pm – Ernesto Valverde dismisses questions about attitude following shock defeat
Leganes struck twice in a minute to claim a 2-1 win on Wednesday, although Barcelona remain top of the table ahead of Saturday’s game with Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou.
12:55pm – Barca put in final preparations in training
Barcelona have put in hard work over the last few days to prepare for their match-up against Athletic Bilbao.
Check out the club’s final session on the training ground ahead of the match.
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