Lionel Messi was 'constantly fouled' against Athletic Bilbao, says Luis Suarez

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Lionel Messi was 'constantly fouled' against Athletic Bilbao, says Luis Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez figures Lionel Messi came in for some unpleasant treatment against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Sunday. 

The commander came back to the beginning XI for the match however couldn't locate the back of the net, as Barcelona were held to a goalless draw. 

Suarez played down recommendations Messi was not completely fit after the match and offered an elective clarification for his stifled appearing. 

"On the off chance that he played, at that point this is on the grounds that he's at 100%," he said. 

"Nonetheless, it was troublesome for him to play since he was in effect always fouled." 

The draw implies Barcelona botch the opportunity to move eight clear at the highest point of the table, however they do stretch out their lead to six over Real Madrid in second spot.

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