MX23RW : Friday, December 14 17:46:34
Mar 18, 2018 at 3.15pm UK at ​Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance: 84,053
Barcelona
2-0
Athletic Bilbao
Alcacer (8'), Messi (30')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Paco Alcacer happy to play a part in comfortable win over Athletic Bilbao

Paco Alcacer happy to play a part
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Paco Alcacer says that he will always be ready to be called upon if needed by Barcelona, which proved to be the case in Sunday's 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer has described himself as a "team player" after making the most of his rare start against Athletic Bilbao.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring early on at Camp Nou from a Jordi Alba cutback to help the Catalan giants on their way to a straightforward 2-0 victory.

Alcacer, who was used from the off in La Liga for just the seventh time this season in the absence of suspended striker Luis Suarez, insists that it is now a case of taking it one game at a time as Barca close in on the title.

"My job is to help the team, I've always said that. I'm a team player, I work for them and if I add a goal then great," he told reporters after the match.

"We knew how Athletic defend, we know their style, but getting two up in the first half allowed us to relax a bit in the second half and it's a good three points.

"Our mentality is the same every time we go out - go and win. We leave the table completely to one side and treat every game on its own and go out and win it."

Thirteen-cap Spain international Alcacer now has six goals to his name in all competitions this season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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