Athletic Bilbao Set Up Supercopa de Espana Final With Real Madrid

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Athletic Bilbao Set Up Supercopa de Espana Final With Real Madrid

Athletic Bilbao Set Up Supercopa de Espana Final With Real Madrid.

Athletic Bilbao came from behind to overcome Atletico Madrid and set up a Supercopa de Espana final with Real Madrid on Sunday. Nico Williams, a teenager, scored a late winner off the bench.

Diego Simeone’s team seized the lead in fortunate way just beyond the hour mark at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia, when Joao Felix’s downward header cannoned off the post and off Unai Simon’s back before crossing the line.

Athletic Bilbao equalized 15 minutes later, as Alvarez leapt highest to head past Oblak from a set-piece of his own.

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Nico Williams, a 70th-minute replacement and Inaki’s brother, had looked a real danger and proved to be the match-winner, coolly side-footing home after Atleti failed to deal with yet another corner.

Jose Maria Gimenez was awarded a straight red card for a high challenge on Inigo Martinez in extra time, adding to Los Colchoneros’ misery.

When they face Los Blancos, who beat Barcelona on Wednesday evening, last season’s Super Cup victors will be confident of defending their title.

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