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PIQUE SEES RED AS ATHLETIC LIFT SUPERCOPA

PIQUE SEES RED AS ATHLETIC LIFT SUPERCOPA

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Both sides finished with 10 men at Camp Nou, with Aritz Aduriz cancelling out Lionel Messi’s first-half effort

Barcelona failed in their attempts to overturn a four-goal deficit in the Supercopa de Espana against Athletic Bilbao, drawing 1-1 at Camp Nou on Monday.

A sensational 4-0 first-leg thrashing – inspired by Aritz Aduriz’s hat-trick – at San Mames set up Athletic’s triumph, and Ernesto Valverde’s men showed a resolute side to their game in the face of intense pressure, before Aduriz again stole the spotlight with a late equaliser on the night.

A tempestuous game saw both sides reduced to 10 men. Gerard Pique was dismissed for lambasting an assistant referee, while Athletic substitute Kike Sola saw red just five minutes after coming off the bench.

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