Aduriz receives standing ovation in dressing room after stunning Barcelona

La Liga and ITV agree three-match UK TV rights deal

La Liga and ITV agree three-match UK TV rights deal

"The competition has put us in our place", Barca defender Gerard Pique told reporters.

After a quiet start to the game, Luis Suarez nearly broke the deadlock for Barça in the 31st minute after Unai Lopez played a disgusting back pass that was intercepted by the Uruguayan striker, who saw his snap-shot crash against the bottom post.

Valverde worked with the 38 year-old as Athletic coach.

Messi has not featured during pre-season due to a calf injury and he was not present in the open section of Barca's training session on Thursday.

As well as Messi, Suarez and Griezmann, Barcelona have Ousmane Dembele as another option in the front three while the club are negotiating with Paris Saint-Germain over re-signing Neymar.

"We've watched Coutinho for quite some time".

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"Sometimes football can be so handsome", said Aduriz afterwards. "I am incredibly grateful to be able to choose this ending".

However, Ernesto Valverde's side, featuring debutants Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie De Jong, were unable to find a way through and Aduriz - an 88th-minute replacement for Williams - settled the encounter in sublime fashion. "That last pass, that cross or that overlap".

"They've maintained the dynamics of previous year and we will have to be focused".

He had been testing his calf moments before, just as a poor header back landed perfectly in his path. Suarez shot first time but struck the post.

Rafinha nearly profited from a cut back on the wing three minutes to halftime, but Unai Simon tipped the Brazilian's effort onto the crossbar.

Bilbao sat deeper in the second half, inviting pressure from a Barca attack that had previously proved impotent.

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