Barcelona No2 Jordi Roura praised their fringe players after drawing 2-2 with Athletic Bilbao.

The assistant manager singled out three players for praise: Alex Song, Thiago Alcántara and Alexis Sánchez.

"We came to Bilbao with the objective of winning the three points and we fell just short. Song was fantastic, Thiago played a great match and Alexis also did very well," said the assistant manager.