Athletic Membership will play TWO Copa del Rey finals in as many weeks after additional time winner Alex Berenguer in opposition to Levante … with a Barcelona showdown preceded by a delayed 2020 centerpiece in opposition to Basque rivals Actual Sociedad
- Roger Marti opened the scoring for Levante with an excellent close-range end
- Raul Garcia equalized with a penalty earlier than Alex Berenguer’s deflected strike
- Athletic Bilbao to face Actual Sociedad in Copa last postponed to April 4
- The Basque aspect will then face Lionel Messi and Barcelona a fortnight later
An additional-time purpose from Alex Berenguer sealed Athletic Bilbao’s place in a second straight Copa del Rey last, beating Levante 2-1 after additional time on Thursday to safe a 3-2 mixture victory.
The Basque aspect will face Actual Sociedad within the Copa last postponed final season on April 3 earlier than dealing with Barcelona this yr a fortnight later.
Raul Garcia shot from slender aspect as Bilbao began off strongly, however they fell behind in opposition to the run of play when Roger Marti sacked Levante after 17 minutes with a detailed vary end.
Athletic Bilbao secured a spot in a second consecutive Copa del Rey last after beating Levante
The Basque aspect will play at Actual Sociedad on April 4 earlier than dealing with Barcelona a fortnight later
Roger Marti opened the scoring for Levante after 17 minutes with a detailed vary end
Garcia then equalized from the half-hour penalty spot after being crushed to the bottom by Oscar Duarte as he seemed set to the touch Inaki Williams’ cross.
The Basque aspect seemed the most probably within the second half, however could not discover the breakthrough below regular circumstances earlier than Berenguer’s long-range effort deflected Nikola Vukcevic and flew into the online at eight minutes of the tip of the extra interval.
Bilbao coach Marcelino Garcia, who gained the 2019 Copa whereas in command of Valencia, may pull off a singular hat-trick of consecutive cup triumphs.
Barcelona secured their place in April’s showpiece with an additional time win on Wednesday.
The Catalans reversed Sevilla’s 2-0 lead within the first leg to progress 3-2 on mixture with targets from Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Pique and Martin Braithwaite.
Raul Garcia equalized on the spot after being crushed to the bottom by Oscar Duarte
Alex Berenguer’s long-range effort then deflected Nikola Vukcevic and flew into the online