Barcelona continued their perfect start to the La Liga season after a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés. It was a difficult game but the Blaugrana were more efficient than the hosts and left the Basque Country with a key victory. Here's a few takeaways from what we saw on Sunday: 1 - Luis Enrique is a great manager Apart from a few mistakes here and there, Lucho always has a great gameplan for every match, especially the tough ones. Sunday was a perfect example: he learned from previous games that Bilbao press high up the pitch for 90 minutes at home, and Enrique found a way to maintain possession and initiate play with clean passes. His goalkeeper and center-backs
It is always difficult to get a full picture of a league after just a couple of matches, but there have been some interesting results already in LaLiga...
Barcelona and Real Madrid made it two wins from two, but both were thoroughly tested and trail surprise early leaders Las Palmas, whilst Atletico Madrid's title hopes continue to disintegrate already. Writing off Diego Simeone's men after just two games may seem harsh, but in a league where 90 points have been needed to win the title for the past six seasons, back-to-back draws to open the campaign leaves Atletico already facing a mountain to climb. Having held onto Griezmann and enjoyed a summer without selling one of their best players for the first time in the Simeone era, the Champions League finalists were expected to pose a serious challenge to Barca and Real for the title.