Everyone’s eyes were on Lionel Messi, pursuing his 700th career goal, yet he needed to settle for an assist to Rakitic’s 71st-minute strike that lifted Barcelona back above Real Madrid.
In the midst of Messi’s quest for a cut of history, a drought had seemed to be undermining Barcelona’s LaLiga title bid until the late twist. Watch the Highlight below:
Ivan Rakitic acted the hero as the substitute terminated Quique Setien’s side to a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
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