The end of Copa del Rey The most anticipated event is finally being held today at La Cartuja (9:30 pm). Athletic club and Real society They have had to delay their appointment up to 350 days to decide who will win the trophy of the tournament corresponding to last season. Initially scheduled for April 18 of last year, the pandemic forced it to be postponed until this Saturday, April 3.
It will be the most unusual final in history. Not only for arriving so late but for being played behind closed doors, without that unique and indescribable atmosphere that always makes all Cup finals magical, whoever their protagonists are.
In 14 days plus
For him Athletic, the first of the two finals of Cup that will play in the lapse of just fourteen days. For next April 18, the ‘lions’ have an appointment with Barça for the end of this season. Another historical milestone in the centennial history of the tournament: two finals in just two weeks and with the same protagonist repeating.
And for the highest technical manager of the Biscayan team, the possibility of repeating the title: at the controls of Marcelino Garcia Toral, Valencia conquered the 2018-19 Cup, to which the Asturian coach could add the second this Saturday and who knows if in fifteen days the third, defeating Barça for the second time in a final this year, whom he already swore the Spanish Super Cup.
On the side of San Sebastian, with a staff of great projection by age and quality, the challenge is to get the first title since that King’s Cup won in 1987 at La Romareda, before 40,000 spectators and against Atlético, beating them 4-2 in the Penalties after finishing 2-2 in regulation time and extra time.
34 years later
That Real of the Arkonada, López Rekarte, Zamora, López Ufarte, Bakero or Txiki Begiristain will be reflected this Saturday, 34 years later, in the new generations led by Oyarzabal and David Silva. Account Imanol, except last minute impediment, with all its troops: Remiro; Gorosabel, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Monreal; Illarramendi, Merino, Silva; Portu, Isak and Oyarzabal point to the starting eleven in which some of its protagonists have not hesitated to qualify as “the game of our lives”.
He is not lagging behind Athletic in terms of availability of its troops. Marcelino he could shoot with an eleven formed by Unai Simón; De Marcos, Yeray, Iñigo Martínez, Yuri; Berenguer, Dani García, Vesga, Muniain; Raúl García and Williams. A team that wants to take the barge out again and that knows that it has before it the possibility of making history again. 350 days later the most atypical and most anticipated final arrives