Athletic Bilbao Knock Real Madrid Out Of Copa Del Rey

Athletic Bilbao Knock Real Madrid Out Of Copa Del Rey.

Athletic Bilbao advanced to the Copa Del Rey semi-finals for the third time in a row following a last-gasp 1-0 triumph against a lacklustre Real Madrid team at San Mames.

The first half belonged to Athletic, with Dani Garcia coming the closest to breaking the tie. Thibaut Courtois tipped over his 25-yard effort from distance.

Marcelino’s team had more of the same in the second half, but they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities.

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With five minutes remaining, though, replacement Alejandro Berenguer blasted a stunning strike into the bottom corner from just inside the box to win it for Athletic and send the cathedral of San Mames into raptures.

Athletic held on through six minutes of stoppage time to go to the quarterfinals.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, loses for the fourth time in the competition’s quarter-final stage since 2016.

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