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Depay’s sublime strike secures draw for Barcelona

New signing, Memphis Depay was the hero for Barcelona as his thunderous strike salvaged a point for Barcelona against Athletic Club at San Mames.

The home side were the better side in the first half, but both sides could not score before the break with the home side hitting the woodwork, while Martin Braithwaite blasted a shot over the bar from close range.

It was Bilbao who broke the deadlock five minutes after the restart, after defender, Inigo Martinez headed home corner kick from captain, Iker Munain.

The goal inspired Barcelona to attack more, and they got their reward in the 75th minute, as the Catalan giants launched a counterattack and the ball fell to Depay who blasted a powerful shot to the roof of the net.

Barcelona struggled almost all through the game with the Basque side on top of the game for a large part of the game, and they will love to get back to their best form. 

The visitors did not finish the game with the starting central defense pairing, as Gerard Pique pulled a muscle at half-time and we will wait to hear the extent of his injury, while Eric Garcia took one for the team, fouling Williams Junior in added time, and the referee gave him his marching order. 

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