Raul Garcia celebrates one of the two goals he scored against Real Madrid that eliminated them from the Spanish Super Cup. Free Press Photo: ..
Athletic Club de Bilbao will play the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona next Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m., after beating Real Madrid in the semifinal at La Rosaleda thanks to a double by Raúl García in the first act and endure the harassment of the Madrid team in the second, which narrowed the score with a goal from Karim Benzema.
Marcelino García Toral changed the face of Athletic in his second game on the bench and managed to defeat Real Madrid thanks to a great first half. Canceling Zinedine Zidane’s team from pressure, he took advantage of two errors by Lucas Vázquez to go ahead at half-time.
FINAL I Athletic victory against Real Madrid. The lions will play the final of the #Supercopa on Sunday against FC Barcelona.
!! # RealMadridAthletic #AthleticClub 🦁 pic.twitter.com/xKnQMEmPK8
– Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) January 14, 2021
Raúl García unbalanced the match at 18 minutes and scored a penalty at 38 after a penalty committed by Lucas Vázquez.
🏁 FP: @realmadrid 1-2 @AthleticClub
⚽ @Benzema 73 ′; Raúl García 18 ′, 38 ′ (p) #RMSuperCopa | #Emirates pic.twitter.com/Rosi25XHK6
– Real Madrid FC. (@realmadrid) January 14, 2021
Real Madrid turned in the second half in search of a heroic comeback that they failed to achieve. Marco Asensio ran into the wood twice and Karim Benzema brought his team closer to the goal, but saw the equalizer annulled for offside.