A brave Barça, but Athletic imposes its rhythm
In an intense and fast-paced encounter, Athletic Club showed its superiority against a brave Barça, advancing to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a score of 4-2. The lions of San Mamés have imposed their style after a promising start for the Blaugrana in the cathedral.
Guruzeta opens the way with an early goal
From the second 36 of the first half, Guruzeta’s early goal marked the path of Athletic Club to the semi-finals. Despite Barça’s efforts, the Basque team showed determination and ensured their presence in the next phase of the tournament.
Barça recovers, but Athletic shows its strength
Despite the reaction of Barça, who regained control of the match in the second half, Athletic Club showed their strength by completely turning the dynamics of the game upside down. With goals from Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal, the Basques have consolidated their superiority.
Young Blaugrana talents shine despite the defeat
Despite the defeat, Barça’s young talents have stood out, with special mention to Pau Cubarsí. With an average age of 22.7 years, they have shown impressive performance and supported the team in this epic clash.
Xavi Hernández, brave in technical decisions
Xavi Hernández’s bravery in technical decisions, such as betting on Héctor Fort after Balde’s injury, has stood out. Regardless of the result, the coach’s decisions will mark the way forward for Barça in the immediate future.
Athletic Club awaits the opponent in the semi-finals
With their victory secured, Athletic Club now awaits the result of the match between Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla to know the opponent in the semi-finals of the Cup. Other teams such as Real Sociedad and Mallorca will also participate in this phase of the tournament.