No threat! FC Barcelona drew 0-0 against Bilbao and remains third in La Liga

FC Barcelona couldn't score against Bilbao as they miss an opportunity to get closer to Real Madrid in the table.

By Emmanuel Mendez

FC Barcelona couldn't score as the game ended in a goalless draw.
FC Barcelona couldn't score as the game ended in a goalless draw.
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FC Barcelona drew 0-0 against Athletic Bilbao in the San Mames Stadium and are third in La Liga with 58 points. FC Barcelona are one point behind Girona, who are second, and are 8 points below the league leaders Real Madrid. Barca did not take advantage of Real Madrid's dropped points yesterday and could've been 6 points below Real Madrid if they had taken all three points today.

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Both teams had chances to score in the first half, but the main taking point was the injuries that FC Barcelona suffered. In the 23rd minute, Frenkie De Jong jumps and twists his ankle as he lands on the ground. The Dutch midfielder couldn't stand up and needed to be stretchered off. A vehicle was needed to take the player out of the field since he felt lots of pain. De Jong was substituted by Fermin Lopez.

In the 31st minute, Bilbao keeper Simon raced out of his goal to clear the ball. The clearance fell to Joao Cancelo and the Portuguese tried to chip the keeper but Simon and Alvarez managed to get the ball away. Late in the first half, Barca suffered their second injury. Pedri went down as he couldn't continue and felt his hamstring. He cries as he leaves the pitch and Lamine Yamal replaced him.

In the second half, Bilbao tried to attack early with a chance by Williams, whose attempt went wide. Barca also had chances, but they couldn't convert, with Lewandowski trying to attempt a shot on goal. Bilbao's defending was exceptional.

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Barca struggles to convert chances late in the game as it stays 0-0

Barcelona looked exhausted in the game as they did not create a clear chance in the Bilbao half. Bilbao was close to scoring in the game's last minutes from a corner, but a header went wide. Barcelona misses a huge opportunity to get closer to Real Madrid and remains third with 58 points.

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