Match Preview: Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona - Catalans seek away victory in dreaded San Mames.

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The Matchday 2 round of fixtures in La Liga would see FC Barcelona travel to San Mames, as they take on Athletic Club at 10:00PM CET. Viewing is location variant, however fans in Nigeria can catch the match live on SuperSport channel.

Athletic Bilbao will be looking for their first win of the season, having played out a 0-0 draw against Elche in the opening Matchday. Barcelona on the other hand will be looking to get the second victory of the season, having defeated Real Sociedad 4-2 in the first matchday. The Catalans will also be looking to get their first away victory of the season.

Both teams have their fair share of injuries, with Barcelona missing: Dembele, Ansu Fati and Ter Stegen due to injury. Midfielder P. Coutinho has also not returned to full fitness yet, and Oscar Mingueza is not fully recovered. The Basque side will be without: Peru Nolaskoain, Alex Petxa, Yuri Berchiche, Ander Capa, Oscar de Marcos, Inigo Cordoba, Yerey Alvarez and Kenan Kodro. Unai Simon is also likely to be absent, having missed the first game.

Athletic Club play with a solid defensive structure and a compact midfield of 4. The midfield line is closely aligned with the defensive structure. Iñaki Williams provides the team's attacking channels, usually accompanied by the experienced striker, Raul Garcia or rising star, Oier Sancet. Ronald Koeman's men will need to have the numerical advantage in midfield in order to have any chances of dominating the game. Unit counter-pressing and short but intelligent passes will also be needed to overcome Bilbao's tactical set up.

Barça's Possible XI: Neto; Dest, Araujo, Garcia, Alba; Busquets, Pedri, Frenkie; Griezmann, Braithwaite and Memphis Depay. Ronald Koeman already confirmed that Pedri will play against Athletic Club before embarking on his holiday. Araujo would possibly replace Gerard Pique who has been experiencing some discomfort.

Athletic's Possible XI: Julen Agirrezabala; Lekue, Dani Vivian, I. Martinez, Balenziaga; Unai Vencedor, Dani Garcia, Berenguer, Munian, Berenguer; Inaki Williams, Raul Garcia.

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