Esp. (Cpe): Bilbao eliminates Bara – Football

FC Barcelona left the Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals. Despite an advantage at the break, the Blaugrana were defeated in overtime by Athletic Bilbao (4-2 ap) this Wednesday evening.

The Basques continued this meeting by taking the advantage after 36 seconds of play thanks to Guruzeta (1st)! Despite this bad start, the Barcelona players reacted well to respond with a clearance from Berchiche blocked by Lewandowski (26th), before going ahead with a nice strike from Yamal (32nd). But, as in the first period, Bilbao started the second act well and tied with a cross header from Sancet (49th). Then, Yamal repeatedly put Bara in front and Athletic finally made the difference in overtime with a strike from Inaki Williams (105+2), scorer two days after playing a CAN match with Ghana. Then his brother, Nico Williams, definitely killed the suspense in the last seconds (120th + 1).

Eliminating the national cup and the distance from the champions, Xavi’s Bara is going through a zone of turbulence.