It is one of the oldest fixtures in Spain and a rivalry that holds a lot of importance.
FC Barcelona and Athletic Club will meet on 24 October 2022 in LaLiga in a highly anticipated fixture. These two teams have been clashing with each other for decades in various different competitions, including the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana. Both clubs share many characteristics such as being owned by members and developing youth talent from the local area. In that department, no club can compete with the Athletic Club which has a unique culture of using players from the Basque region.
As for FC Barcelona, the strongest club in the Catalonia region, the rivalry with Athletic Club today holds more historical importance than its competitive value. In recent years, the disparity between the quality of the teams has increased. However, in every contest between these two teams, tensions are high and the atmosphere can be described as electric. Back in 1931, Athletic Club beat FC Barcelona by 12-1 but those days are long forgotten and the present scenario is quite different.
In the last five meetings between these clubs, FCB has won three matches with Athletic Club winning one and the other being a draw. Despite a positive record by the Blaugrana in recent fixtures, one cannot easily predict the outcome of the upcoming fixture.
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23 October 2022: FC Barcelona 4-0 Athletic Club
28 February 2022: FC Barcelona 4 – 0 Athletic Club
21 January 2022: Athletic Club 3 – 2 FC Barcelona
22 August 2021: Athletic Club 1 – 1 FC Barcelona
18 April 2021: Athletic Club 0 – 4 FC Barcelona
01 February 2021: FC Barcelona 2 – 1 Atheltic Club
Supercopa de Espana
Matches Played – 7
FC Barcelona – 3
Draw – 1
Athletic Club – 3
Matches Played – 2
FC Barcelona – 0
Draw – 1
Athletic Club – 1
Copa del Rey
Matches Played – 44
FC Barcelona – 24
Draw – 6
Athletic Club – 14
Matches Played – 183
FC Barcelona – 92
Draw – 31
Athletic Club – 60
Overall Stats (Official Games)
Matches Played – 236
FC Barcelona – 119
Draw – 39
Athletic Club – 78
*Last updated on October 25, 2022.