14/1/2021–|Last updated: 1/15/202101:13 AM (Makkah)
Athletic Bilbao qualified for the Spanish Super Cup final, after beating Real Madrid – the defending champion – on Thursday in the semi-final of the competition.
The match was marked by club and excitement throughout its two halves, as its result remained suspended until the last moments, to be decided by Bilbao in the end, setting a date next Sunday in the final with Barcelona, who rose to the same role by beating Real Sociedad on penalties on Wednesday.
The first half ended with Bilbao advancing with two goals, signed by Raul Garcia in the 18th and 38th minutes, from a penalty kick, while French star Karim Benzema scored the only Real Madrid goal in the 73rd minute.
With this result, Bilbao avenged a 3-1 defeat by Real in their last La Liga meeting last December.
This loss also comes to double the suffering of the Real, which has only achieved a single victory in its last four matches in various competitions.
And participate in the Super Championship: Real Madrid, holder of the Spanish League championship last season, Barcelona who came to runners-up to their traditional rivals in the competition, as well as Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao, who qualified for the final match of the King’s Cup in the same season.
Sociedad and Bilbao did not go to the final of the Cup so far, as the meeting was postponed more than once until the date of its establishment was set next April, in light of the desire of the two teams to establish the Basque derby in the presence of the masses, which cannot happen so far under the procedures Precaution taken with the outbreak of the Corona virus.