Barcelona unbeaten in 5 games since Arda Turan debut

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 06: Arda Turan of FC Barcelona looks on during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona crushed Athletic Bilbao 6-0 in the league over the weekend and beat Los Leones 2-1 yesterday in the Spanish Cup quarter-final first-leg at the San Mames.

Luis Enrique gave Arda Turan his fourth start against Bilbao. Barcelona have won all five games since the bearded winger made his debut scoring 18 goals in the process and just conceding twice.

Turan has also started in four different positions since making his first start for Barcelona and was deployed on the right-flank replacing the injured Lionel Messi against Bilbao.

The Turkish international star played until the 66th minutes and put on yet another impressive performance passing at a 90 percent accuracy and worked hard winning four of the 16 duals he entered.

Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona

Stadium: San Mames

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

Barcelona (4-2-3-1): 1.Ter Stegen 3.Piqué 4.Rakitic 5.Sergio 6.Alves 7.Arda 8.Iniesta 11.Neymar Jr 14.Mascherano 17.Munir 20.S. Roberto

Subs: Masip, Douglas, Bartra, Sandro, Adriano, Aleix Vidal and Vermaelen

Manager: Luis Enrique

Athletic (4-2-3-1): Herrerín De Marcos Lekue Etxeita Laporte Iturraspe Beñat Eraso Susaeta Aduriz Williams

Subs: Iraizoz, San José, Mikel Rico, Gurpegi, Muniain, Balenziaga, Sabin Merino

Manager: Ernesto Valverde

Goals: 18′ Munir, 24′ Neymar, 89′ Aduriz