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BARCELONA will want to get back to winning ways as they entertain Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi and Co were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Sevilla last time out, allowing Real Madrid to leapfrog them into top spot.

Bilbao meanwhile are unbeaten in five games and haven't yet given up on a late run for a European spot.

Live score: Barcelona 0 Athletic Bilbao 0 – 9pm UK time kick-off

TV/live stream: La Liga TV (Premier Sports)

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Busquets, Vidal; Suarez, Griezmann, Messi.

Athletic Bilbao: Simon; De Marcos, Nunez, Yeray, Balenziaga; Lopez, Vesga, Lekue, Sancet, Cordoba; Williams.

Follow all the live updates from the Nou Camp below…

  • HT: BARCELONA 0-0 BILBAO

    The half-time whistle goes and there is nothing to separate the two sides.

    Chances at both ends but credit to Bilbao who have been rather impressive.

    Messi remonstrates with the referee as they walk off… he's not happy about something.

  • PEEEEP!!

    THAT'S HALF-TIME!!

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    45. Two minutes to be added on.

    Messi goes down after a slight collision but it is a coming together rather than a foul.

    No penalty.

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    43. Barcelona are closing in on a third half of football in a row without a goal.

    They drew 0-0 with Sevilla on Friday and now they are struggling to break down Athletic.

    But the visitors are so well drilled, dropping into a back five without the ball and setting a resolute block.

    And it means Messi needs to try his luck from distance – but is well off target.

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    40. Five minutes to go in this opening half, although there will be a few added on for the drinks break.

    Semedo tries to slip Suarez in but Simon smothers it… and the flag went up anyway.

    Suarez typically argued his case but replays showed he was indeed offside.

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    37. Barcelona, as you would imagine, are having plenty of the ball – 64 per cent of it to be precise.

    But crucially, it remains goalless.

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    34. A bit of a penalty shout there for Barcelona.

    De Marcos has his hands all over Lenglet when the cross into the Bilbao penalty area comes in and the Barca defender goes down….

    Nothing given, though.

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    31. We are back underway at the Nou Camp.

    And Busquets is booked.

    He puts his boot as Williams comes in to header it and that could have been nasty.

    That rules him out of the next game, Barca's game away at Celta Vigo on Saturday. A big blow.

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    29. Time for a drinks.

    Just before the half-hour mark, the referee pauses the game for a cooling break.

    And a time for the two managers to pass on some instructions.

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    27. That's why you're a right-back…

    More lovely interplay from Suarez, Messi and Griezmann around the box.

    But the ball comes to Nelson Semedo just outside it… and he drags his effort close to the corner flag.

    The glare from Suarez says it all.

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    24. At the other end, Messi slides Suarez through.

    The striker pulls it back past Simon but neither Griezmann or Arthur are following it in.

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    22. Sergio Busquets… huge tackle.

    The holding midfielder makes a brilliant, pivotal interception in the box.

    Lekue pulled it back from the byline and just as Williams prepared to side-foot towards goal, the Spaniard arrived from nowhere to take the ball away. Massive.

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    20. Inaki Williams continuing to cause problems.

    He is dragged back by Lenglet on the right wing and it's a free-kick for the visitors…

    Lopez again with a beauty of a ball in and Veray has a glorious chance but heads over.

    He should have hit the target and he knows it.

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    14. And two chances at the other end.

    Lovely for Griezmann to allow Suarez to turn and run at goal.

    The Uruguayan does exactly that and it opens up but his side-footed shot is easy for Simon.

    Seconds later, Messi turns in trademark fashion and fizzes the ball out for Suarez who has another chance to shoot…

    But he drags his effort wide and he is annoyed with himself. Let off for Bilbao.

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    12. Big chance for the visitors!

    Williams is slipped in down the right channel, he beats Pique for pace.

    But he just loses his footing as he tries to get an early shot away and it finds the side netting.

    Another wake-up call for Barca….

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    11. HIIIIIT ITTT!!!

    And Balenziaga did exactly that.

    The ball rolled out invitingly to him about 30, 35 yards out and the Bilbao left-back could not resist having a go.

    Unfortunately for him it did not go anywhere near the goal.

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    9. Lionel Messi looks up for it tonight.

    This could be fun.

    He is beating players for fun already, getting his team-mates pumped and then tried a very ambitious chip from the edge of the area.

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    7. Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon sees a clearance deflect off Suarez but Barca opt against the long shot with the goal unguarded.

    Worth noting that this is Inaki Williams' 150th match in a row.

    Not bad…

    Can he use his pace up front to hurt the Catalan giants?

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    5. Now Barca go close!

    A moment of Messi magic tees up Griezmann and the ball gets played across for Suarez who tries to flick it goalwards.

    The ball is half cleared before a long-range pile driver is bravely headed away.

    A frantic start!

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    4. Almost the perfect start for the visitors!

    Lopez whips in a dangerous cross after a short corner.

    Ter Stegen watches it all the way and makes a smart diving save at the back post. Warning signs!

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    3. With no fans inside the ground, we are treated to the CGI lower tier.

    It is showing the seats full with 'fans'… until the camera angle changes and suddenly it is empty again!

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    1. Bilbao get us underway at the Nou Camp.

    The temperature is a rather pleasant 22C in Barcelona.

  • PEEEEP!!

    AND WE'RE OFF!!

  • HERE THEY COME

    Plenty of pleasantries in the Nou Camp tunnel, particularly between the Bilbao players with Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.

    The players are on their way out and kick off is moments away…

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