Barcelona lost an incredible record after defeat to Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona suffered a disappointing 2-1 away loss in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night against Athletic Bilbao.
The tie is far from over as Luis Enrique’s men have to be at their best when they welcome them to the Camp Nou for the return leg.
The defeat was a bad way to begin the new year, but what’s even more sad was the fact that Barcelona lost their 20-games unbeaten run in the competition.
It’s a run that have seen them lift the trophy twice in the last two seasons (2014/15 and 2015/16).
Barcelona have won 17 of those 20 games with only three draws against Villanovense, Hercules and Valencia.
The Catalans are kings in the Copa del Rey and have won it 28 times which is the highest throughout history.
For now it’s back to La Liga action as they travel to play Villarreal on Sunday.