In the first game of the year, FC Barcelona faces the Athletic Bilbao
2017 starts on the Copa del Rey for the FC Barcelona. This Thursday (5), at 18h12 (Brazilian time), Neymar Jr. and his teammates will start the year facing the Athletic Bilbao, in the first round of the competition’s last 16, at the San Mamés stadium.
Barça’s first team returned to its activities last Monday, already with the deadle MSN Trio present on the training grounds. This Tuesday morning, 10.408 people had the opportunity of watching Luis Enrique prepare his squad in an open training session at the Miniestadi. The session was separated in many steps and after the event, Neymar Jr., Messi and other athletes’ signed autographs and took pictures with some fans.
This will be Neymar Jr.’s first match of the year, but surely won’t be his debut against the Athletic Bilbao. The player has faced the team seven times, conquering six victories and participating in only one defeat, beyond scoring seven goals and two assistances against the squad. The match will also be his fourth time inside the San Mamés Stadium.