Spanish Super Cup: Athletic Club defeats Atlético de Madrid and joins Real in the final

The Basques turned the situation around on Thursday against Atlético (1-2). They will face Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final.

Article written by Published the 13/13/2022 36: 40

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The Athletic Club, defending champion , eliminated Atlético de Madrid ( 2-1), Thursday 13 January, in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final. The Basques join Real Madrid, winner of FC Barcelona on Wednesday (3-2 after extra time), finally. This will be played on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Bilbao players have come a long way, since they have conceded a first “cap” goal. The Spanish international goalkeeper Unai Simon inadvertently deflected from the back a header from Joao Félix which had hit the post (62e). But Athletic overthrew the Colchoneros in four minutes, with a header from Yeray Alvarez (62e) and a recovery of the young Nico Williams (77e) at the end of the match .

A great story for the center-forward of 16 year. “It’s a moment I will never forget”, gloated Williams on Movistar. The latter shared the attack with his brother, Iñaki, late in the game. On the other hand, it is a new disappointment for Atlético de Madrid, already in trouble in La Liga (4th at points from Real Madrid, leader). ” You lead 1-0 and you concede two goals from a set piece… We have to find the answer to this question, otherwise it will be very complicated until the end of the season.”, lamented goalkeeper Jan Oblak at the microphone of the broadcaster. The Cholismo is he still alive?

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