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Barcelona score superb counter-attack goal against Athletic Bilbao

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Barcelona opened the scoring in their showdown against Athletic Bilbao this evening in stunning style, moving the ball from their own goal to the back of the opposition's net in just six touches.

Last year's Copa del Rey finalists were meeting at the quarter-final stage this term, and already the Catalan club have a clear advantage.

It took just 18 minutes for Barcelona to break the deadlock, despite being without both Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, and it was a thing of absolute beauty.

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Starting close to their own goalline, Barcelona worked their way up the right-hand side to around the half-way line - and that's where they stepped on the gas. 

One pass set Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic free down the wing, and his stunning pass bent round Bilbao's backline to find Munir in the area, and the 20-year-old tucked home comfortably.

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The swift and decisive break drew plenty of praise on social media, but it was Rakitic's superb pass that set-up the goal - you can check out the best of the reaction below.

Barcelona seemingly put the game beyond doubt before half-time as Neymar doubled his side's lead with his 20th goal in 25 appearances this term.

The Catalan club remain on course to repeat their treble of last season having not lost a game since October. With one foot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, Luis Enrique's side are two points adrift of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a game in hand, while they've also qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.

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