“Barcelona kept within six points of Primera Division pacesetters Real Madrid with a 2-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao. With Madrid thrashing Osasuna 5-1 earlier in the evening Barca needed a victory to keep the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s men and they duly delivered thanks to goals either side of half-time from Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, who struck from the penalty spot.” ESPN
FC Barcelona 2, Athletic de Bilbao 0, Or, Play It Like It’s 2009!
“…It did seem like Pep had the Milan match in mind, as he played VV, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Busquets, Iniesta, Thiago, Alexis, Messi and Tello; we were lucky that our one and only, precious, fragile LB was declared just hours before the match. In the bench, Pinto, Puyol, Keita, Xavi, Pedro, Cuenca and Montoya; Cesc was left out of the squad because apparently he has a small problem (back? left leg?) and Pep wanted him to be ready for Milan.” The Offside (YouTube)