Close to first cup winner in 38 years – VG

Close to first cup winner in 38 years - VG

(Athletic Bilbao – Real Madrid 1-0, Real Sociedad – Real Betis 0-4) In turn, Athletic Bilbao sent Barcelona and Real Madrid out of the King’s Cup. Now the traditional team is looking forward to a new cup title.


Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid are both among the most winning teams in Copa del Rey history, winning 23 and 19 titles respectively over the tournament’s 119-year history. Only Barcelona (31) has won the cup more times than the two teams.

Now only Athletic Bilbao remained in the tournament. The Basques beat Barcelona in the quarter-finals after extra time, and on Thursday beat Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.

Alex Berenguer made sure of it – after a superb shot from 15 yards in the 89th minute of the game. Real Madrid struggled for chances throughout the match, and

This is also a step closer to ending the King’s Cup winning streak. Athletic won the King’s Cup last time in 1984, and since then there have been six final defeats. The finals of the last two seasons ended with the loss of Bilbao club.

Now they are ready for the semi-finals again.

Alexander Sorloth and Real Sociedad had him run over at home against Real Betis.

The Norwegian started the match off the bench and was substituted just a quarter of an hour before the end. By that time it was already 3-0 against Real Betis. Former Real Sociedad player Juanmi scored the first and second goals for the visitors.

Alexander Isak had the opportunity to score 1-1 right after the first half, but inexplicably, he missed from a distance of five metres. It wasn’t just a poor finish from the Swede – it was a crazy save from Real Betis goalkeeper Rui Silva.

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Immediately after Isak’s boom, Juanmi scored the goal 0-2, and then the air was blown out of the home team. Willian Jose – on loan to Real Betis from Real Sociedad – put in a 3-0 penalty seven minutes from the end of the game, before Aitor Ruibal completed the humiliation and put in the fourth goal for Betis a few minutes before the end.

In addition to Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao, Valencia and Rayo Vallecano reached the semi-finals on Wednesday.

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