Athletic Bilbao face the bizarre prospect of losing two Copa Del Rey finals in the space of a few weeks tonight when they face Barcelona.
Last season’s competition ended just a few weeks ago when Real Sociedad emerged victorious against Bilbao, so they are hoping to shake the odds against Barca tonight.
It’s been a mixed first season for Ronald Koeman at Barca, but he’s finally starting to turn things around, and a win tonight to clinch a major trophy in his debut season would be huge, especially if they can win La Liga as well. title too.
There were a few injury issues in the game as Gerard Pique’s status wasn’t particularly clear, but it looks like he’s fit enough to leave early on tonight:
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 17, 2021
Ousmane Dembele was another who came into the game with injury concerns, but he has looked brilliant lately, so there are a few fans who are gutted to see him miss Griezmann:
We play with 10 when Griezmann is on the pitch… And without Dembele Messi will have to do everything on his own
– Subspace R? (@bnddof) April 17, 2021
I don’t like any of them, but when it comes to playing important mats, I prefer to place Dembelé on Griezmann… Always!
– Sir Edu! ? (@iWaldito) April 17, 2021
Sad to see Dembele not start and Greizmann start
– Rickymessi28 (@ rickymessi24) April 17, 2021
Barca will do better with Dembele on the front line … now no front line just without a regular role
– Pabby? (@ 21Slatt) April 17, 2021
Dembeleeee ??? ??????????????????????
– Suat Ajdini (@ Suat50990031) April 17, 2021
Where’s Dembele … We’re losing this game.
– BarcaTalk (@ bk781122) April 17, 2021