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Alves: "We will continue with the same options in the 2nd fixture" after drawing to Bilbao

Despite the recent draw to Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday night, Barcelona defender Dani Alves went on to state that the club will not change their style when the two clubs meet again. It was a tough match for both sides as both sides played themselves into a 0-0 draw and although Barca were not able to break through the Bilbao defense, Alves is confident that the script will be different in the next meeting.

“We will continue with the same options in the second fixture, but we will have to make a big effort at San Mames because it will be difficult there. We ended this year as an exception. The result is that we will have to start next year just as well. We hope that we will start as normal.”

Both sides will meet again at San Mames early in the month and although it might have been a tough battle last night, I don’t see Bilbao holding off the Catalan giants again.

Who do you see winning the next match? Was Barcelona off their regular game yesterday night? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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