FIVE PLAYERS ALREADY PLAYED IN 2015
The 5 survivors of Barça who will repeat the Cup final against Athletic
Published:14/04/2021 - 10:33h
Updated:14/04/2021 - 10:33h
FC Barcelona will play another Copa del Rey final against Athletic Club six years after the last one. In 2015, the Catalans won 3-1 and this time five of the eleven headlines of that clash will be on Saturday again
The FC Barcelona aspires to convert this Saturday in new champion of the Glass of Rey. The culés want to raise his trigesimoprimer trophy copero after losing the last final that contested in 2019. In this occasion, Valencia surprised to the Barcelona, that fell by 1-2 against all prognosis. After not arriving to the final of 2020, the ones of Ronald Koeman have reached this and do not pretend to leave this opportunity escape.
'The King of Glasses' wants to raise the first title of the campaign and knows that for this will have to surpass to a hard Athletic Club. The bilbaínos arrive to the duel after losing does something more than a week the final of the past year, postponed by the pandemia. The Real Sociedad imposed to the 'lions' with merecimiento and the spirits in Bilbao are not precisely by the clouds for encarar this second opportunity.
However, the ones of Marcelino García Toral will give it everything to conquer at last the Glass and expect not losing the one who would be the third final in alone six years. Because it is necessary to remember that the Athletic already fell in 2015 precisely against the Barça in which it had been his last final until this year. In this occasion, the Basques lost by 3-1 by fault of the two goals of Leo Messi and of the of Neymar Jr.
Nevertheless, little or at all it will have to see this final with the one of this season, since the staff are entirely different. Centring already in the part of the Barcelona, the Barcelona so only conserve five survivors of this triumph copero that aspire to be titled this Saturday. It treats of Marc-André ter Stegen, Gerard Hammered, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Leo Messi.
All these footballers played in 2015 and except surprise also will split in the eleven of this 2021. Six years afterwards, all keep on being indisputable in the group barcelonista and Koeman will have they except physical problems of last hour. In the case of Hammered, that carries lesionado several weeks, seems that it already is recovered and that will arrive to the final near of his best level.
The Athletic could have two survivors
Therefore, five survivors will look for another Glass of the King for his club. The rest of members of the alignment of the Barcelona was not then and will try to conquer the title now. By part of the Athletic, only two players could repeat of which were in 2015. Iñaki Williams will be up with security and can that Balenziaga was in the left-handed side if Yuri did not surpass his physical annoyances.