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FOOTBALL – FC Barcelona breaks Athletic Bilbao and wins the King’s Cup

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After losing the clasico in the league against Real Madrid on Saturday 10 April 2021 (2 – 1), the Catalans played the final of the Coupe du Roi on Saturday 17 April against the Basques of Athletic Bilbao in Seville. A tight match in the first half but the teammates of Lionel Messi, author of a double, won largely in the second half (0 – 4) with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Frankie De Jong. King Felipe VI, Spanish Government President Pedro Sanchez and Spanish coach Luis Enrique, followed the meeting from the grandstand. 

FC Barcelona won its first title this season by defeating Athletic Bilbao (0 – 4) this Saturday, April 17 on the sidelines of the King’s Cup final. Dominating throughout the match, Ronald Koeman’s men made only one bite of the Basque team, which nevertheless kept its cages blank in the first half. 

Lionel Messi scored a deuce (68th and 72nd minutes), Antoine Griezmann scored the opening goal of the game (60th minute) before the Dutchman Frankie De Jong doubled the lead (63rd minute).

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The Barcelonans won their 31st King’s Cup after two years without a trophy. The Catalan players managed to erase from their memory the nightmare they had experienced at the same Olympic stadium in Seville on 17 January. They were beaten in the Spanish Super Cup final by the same Athletic Bilbao team in overtime (3 – 2). Lionel Messi received a red card a few minutes before the end of the match.

       

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