Barcelona’s dream of winning all the honours in one year is in danger of failing after yesterday’s defeat at Bilbao when they were heavily beaten 4-0 by Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona will need a sporting miracle to turn the tables in their favour during next Monday’s second leg at the Camp Nou.
The hero for the Bask team was Aritz Aduriz (picture) who scored a hat trick in the second half of the game, with the fourth goal coming in the 68 minute by an 11 metre shot. Mikel San Jose had opened the score for Athletic in the 13 minute.
This year, Barcelona won the Spanish Liga, the King Cup, UEFA Champions League, the Euro Super Cup and are aiming to win the Spanish Super Cup and the World Cup Clubs competition next December. But yesterday’s humiliating defeat at Bilbao can mean the end of the positive run by the team led by Luis Enrique.