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Go for the Copa del Rey! Everything you need to know about Athletic-FC Barcelona
Published:16/04/2021 - 21:12h
Updated:17/04/2021 - 20:17h
The Barça has the possibility to heave the first title of the season, in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, in the final of the Glass of Rey
The FC Barcelona goes back to a final and with all the intentions to give an important hit on the table and rectify that this team can continue litigating by everything. The blaugrana confront to the Athletic of Bilbao this Saturday, from the 21:30 hours (in Spain) in the final of the Glass of Rey, in a party in which both teams, to his way, will look for to heave his pride and recover positive feelings.
The blaugrana contest the second final of the season, after which lived in January, also in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, in the Supercopa of Spain. In that opportunity, the 'lions' cost of the individual errors and fault of concentration of the Barça to force the extention in the last compasses of the statutory time. To Ronald Koeman and company no forgets them the suffering in the played to unemployed balloon and the complications that the Athletic caused in the defensive saga and will have a lot of changes regarding this party.
The Barça is in a very different dynamics to the one of does some months and has recovered the good feelings, but the result of the Classical, in front of the Real Madrid, can have an effect in the team in The Cartuja, highlighting that it expects that Koeman do some changes in his tactical drawing to avoid commit the same errors against the Athletic. In this sense, the most likely is that it return to the 4-3-3 and take care very well the defensive saga.
Of any way, the culés arrive to The Cartuja with thirst of 'revenge' after what happened, in this same enclosure, in January. Although it is true that have better feelings that the ones of Marcelino, will not be necessary to give at all by seated, but the statistics invite to believe in the Barça and the victory, remembering that the culés only have lost two of his last 11 parties in all the competitions (in front of the PSG in Champions League and Real Madrid in LaLiga), whereas the Bilbao only has achieved the victory in two, in the same quantity of crashes.
The books of history also 'benefit' to the Barça and turn him into favourite, knowing that blaugrana and 'lions' have confronted in 42 opportunities in the Glass of Rey, with a balance of 24 victories for the culés and 12 for the Basques. Of these clashes, eight have been in the big final. Like this then , the Catalans have won him in six opportunities (1920, 1942, 1953, 2009, 2012 and 2015). The Bilbao, by his part, won in the editions of 1931-32 and 1983-84.
The Barça has the plenary of victory in front of the Athletic in this century, in what to finals refers , and the Glass of the King could mean the fourth consecutive victory of the culés, in Glass, whereas if the Athletic carries the result, would be the second occasion been still in the one who him 'snatch' the trophy to the Barcelona.
Koeman Has his best effective
The best news for the blaugrana is that all the staff is available, to exception of Net, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho. Like this then , Ronald Koeman will have the opportunity to configure an eleven sufficiently competitive to carry the victory and the triumph of The Cartuja. It will be key, mainly, that the team neutralise to the rival forwards, that already have showed how much damage can do him to the Barça.
However, the message from the Barcelona group is very clear and will not go down the arms in this stretch of the season, knowing that the doublet, with LaLiga, keeps on being possible. Win this Saturday in Seville would be the last injection of energy and motivation for the culés in the 'previous' of the dispute of the last stretch of the championship suspender belt.
Marcelino also believes in the victory
The Athletic of Bilbao arrives with a lot of doubts, but will go out to litigate as never in The Cartuja, conscious that they can carry the title if they do not commit errors. Regarding how they arrive the players, the trainer rojiblanco aimed that "we are in a very good situation for encarar the party. Todo This trascurrir, the before, the during and the after this final does me think that these footballers, our players, played with an enormous rucksack on of his shoulders".
Technical index card of the party: Athletic of Bilbao-FC Barcelona
- Party: Athletic of Bilbao-FC Barcelona
- Competition: Glass of Rey
- Stadium: The Cartuja
- Television: Saturday, 17 April, from the 21:30 hours (Spanish hour)
- Calendar 2020-2021: League Santander, Champions League, Glass of Rey