The unstoppable rhythm of the Athletic Club
Barça found their essence again this Wednesday at the cathedral in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, but even then they didn’t manage to defeat the lions in San Mamés. In a vibrant and fast-paced game until the end of extra time, Xavi Hernández’s men had to put their heads down in front of Athletic Club’s powerful play.
Decisive goals and a relentless Athletic Club
After an early goal from Guruzeta in the second 36 of the first half, Athletic Club have shown their determination to reach the semi-finals. The Basques have maintained their level of play and have not lost their heads, scoring goals with opportunity and talent. Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal have been the architects of the Basque triumph, showing impressive competitive intensity and enviable effectiveness.
Despite the defeat, Barça had moments of good play and showed a brave attitude. During the second half, Athletic Club changed the pace of the game and became a superior opponent. Despite this, the Blaugrana have been able to respond with pressure and courage. Highlight the brilliant individual performance of many Barça players, who have demonstrated a high level of play.
The challenge of the next round
With this victory, Athletic Club enters the semi-finals of the King’s Cup and now waits to meet its next opponent. Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla will play the last match of the quarter-finals to determine who will be the opponent of Athletic Club. It will be an exciting opportunity for the Basques to continue their journey in this prestigious tournament.