Barcelona seal narrow Copa del Rey victory over Athletic Bilbao

• Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Barcelona
• Aduriz 89; El Haddadi 18, Neymar 25

Barcelona made smooth progress in their bid for a fourth Copa del Rey triumph in eight years when Munir el Haddadi and Neymar struck in a 2-1 success at Athletic Bilbao in their quarter-final, first leg on Wednesday.

Barça have beaten Bilbao three times in the final since 2009, including last season, and the Spanish and European champions made light of the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez to gain the upper hand ahead of the return game at the Nou Camp in a week’s time.

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