Barça and its extensive favorable record against Athletic for the Cup

Published:20/01/2022 - 00:41h

Updated:20/01/2022 - 02:19h

Fc Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will meet this Thursday for the 18th time in the Copa del Rey. The history of crosses between the two top winners of the tournament favors the Catalans

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FC Barcelona and Athletic of Bilbao will reedit a new 'classical' copero this Thursday in Saint Mamés, being the decimooctavo crossing between both. The blaugranas surpassed 11 of the 18 eliminatory in front of the Bilbao in the tournament. This will be the sixth time that see the faces in eighth of final.

The last time that the winning maxima of the Glass of the King crossed before arriving to the final was in the season 2019-2020. The then directed by Gaizka Garitano classified thanks to a so much of Iñaki Williams in the 90+3. The party also played in Saint Mamés.

Previously, culés and bibaínos saw the faces in nine eliminatory, all resolved in favour of the Barça with the previous format (gone and turn). The command blaugrana began in the season 1967-1968 and extended until the 2016-2017, with a total of 18 parties in where the Athletic always finished deleted.

Explaining the party of this Thursday, Barça and Athletic have seen the faces six times in eighth, six in fourth and six in semis. In the five previous occasions that the teams crossed in eighth, the Bilbao only attained to advance in the season 1944-1945, with a global of 5-2.

After the last Barça-Athletic in eighth, the culés were champions

Bilbao and Barcelona confronted for the last time in this phase in the season 2016-2017. The Athletic won 2-1 in the gone in Saint Mamés, but the directed by Luis Enrique gave gone back to the eliminatory in the Camp Nou with a 3-1. The 'MSN' resolved the party with so many of Luis Suárez, Neymar and Leo Messi. Afterwards, the blaugranas won in the final 3-1 to the Alavés to add his vigésimonoveno title.

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