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Clash of Colossi! Athletic will host Madrid in the Cup quarterfinals

Published:21/01/2022 - 13:04h

Updated:21/01/2022 - 17:24h

Athletic Club Bilbao once again faces a 'great' from Spain. This time they will host Real Madrid for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, in a match that will have revenge for the last Super Cup final

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The Athletic Bilbao wants to raise the Glass of the King without mattering the one who cross in his way. Afterwards to leave backwards to the FC Barcelona this Thursday, the draw has left again in a crossing to the 'lions'. The ones of Marcelino Garcia will have to measure, again, in front of the Real Madrid, this time in Saint Mamés in the quarter-finals of the Glass. Although the last commitment between both left a 'bad flavour' of mouth for the Basques, is time did not play in a neutral stadium.

However, although the merengues have to go out of Valdebebas, the true is that they have been a solid team to domicile. The ones of Carlo Ancelotti only have lost two commitments like visitor in LaLiga, while they have gone out victorious in eight opportunities and only once saw the tie. Besides, the last 'bump' between both in Bilbao left to the whites like victorious, when they imposed (1-2) in December.

By his part, the Athletic has had a firm step in Glass but in the local tournament keeps in the half of the table. His performance like venue is not the best, since they have won and stray 4 parties respectively, with only two ties. Nevertheless, it is important to signal that the eliminatory is to only party and will have the 'airs' of revancha, after it sucedido in the final of the Supercopa of Spain.

The ones of Aitor Elizegi are the second team that more times has raised the title, with a total of 23 Glasses of the King in his vitrinas. The Real Madrid, by his part, is a stair underneath, with 19 of them. It will be a party 'electrical' and full of worthy emotions of a 'Classical copero' between two of the most competitive teams of the country.

It wants to arrive far

The Athletic wants to go back to reach the final of the Glass as it did it in the past edition, and attain raise it after 38 years. By his part, the Real Madrid wants to continue with the step arrollador that have had from the month of November, and look for to achieve a title that has escaped them in the last eight years. It will be an eliminatory complex, much more closed of what seems. Saint Mamés prepares for another night 'magic' of Spanish football.

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