Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona Spain Copa del Rey

Bilbao Stun Barca in Copa del Rey Thriller, Williams Brothers Star in Extra Time Upset

Athletic Bilbao Upsets Barcelona in Thrilling Copa del Rey Clash

Inaki Williams Leads Bilbao to Victory

In a dramatic Copa del Rey quarter-final at San Mames, Athletic Bilbao stunned Barcelona with a 4-2 win. Gorka Guruzeta’s early goal set the tone, but Barcelona responded through Lewandowski and young Yamal. Sancet leveled before halftime, leading to a tense second half.

Despite dominating possession, Barcelona fell short against a hungry Bilbao. Inaki Williams, back from the Africa Cup of Nations, made a decisive impact with an extra-time goal. His resilience mirrored his team’s spirit, and Nico sealed the win in stoppage time, delighting San Mames.

This victory marks Athletic Bilbao’s fifth consecutive semi-final appearance. Their relentless attack, with 27 shots, overwhelmed Barcelona. The absence of giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the competition opens up possibilities for a new champion.

Bilbao, fueled by passionate fans and the Williams brothers, now stands as a frontrunner, eyeing the coveted Copa del Rey. The match showcased football’s unpredictability and set the stage for an exciting race to the trophy.