Ane Bergara scored for Barcelona in the first-half / Atlhetic Club

FC Barcelona Women earned a draw against Athletic Club on a notoriously difficult ground. Barça took the lead in the first half but were eventually pegged back to level terms in the second period.

The home side should have taken the lead early on but Eli Ibarra spurned a golden opportunity. Moments later, Athletic were punished for missing their chance as Barça took the lead through Ane Bergara after good work from Melanie. Athletic continued to threaten but the score remained 1-0 to Barça going into the half-time break.

Shortly after the restart, Athletic eventually got their goal. On 56 minutes, Vanesa Gimbert tucked the ball into the net after combining well with Sandra Paños.

In what was an intense and physically exhausting game, the points were eventually shared, meaning that both sides remain unbeaten in the league

Match details

Athletic Club, 1
FCB Women, 1

Athletic Club: Ainhoa, Moraza (Maite, min 75), Paredes, Nekane (Irune, min 87), Flaviano, Iraia, Eunate, Garazi Murua, Ibarra (Yulema Corres, min 71), Erika, Gimbert

FCB Women: Paños, Torrejón, Ane, Ruth, Leire, M. Unzué, Melanie, Olga G. (Sandra Hernández, min 63), Irene (Míriam, min 63), Alexia (Barbara Latorre, min 79), J.Hermoso

Goals: 0-1 Ane Bergara, min 6; 1-1 Vanesa Gimbert, min 56

Referee: Pardo Saavedra

Stadium: Lezama (Bilbao)

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