Athletic de Marcelino has played with fire several times so far this edition of the Cup, but has not burned in any of them. The lions only move in two results throughout their career in this tournament: 1-1 and 1-2. The first of them occurred against Betis at Villamarín, in a tie finally resolved in the penalty shootout, and in the only match played in San Mamés (first leg of the semifinals against Levante).
The rest of the cup commitments with the Asturian coach on the bench has been settled by 1-2. UD Ibiza, Alcoyano and Levante, on the lap, succumbed to the same result. The score at halftime against the first two rivals was also identical: 1-0.
Athletic have, in fact, only been able to score one goal before half-time in their four heats. Raúl García, from a penalty, allowed Bilbao to sign the temporary 1-1 at the Ciutat de Valencia in the 28th minute.
The goals of the pass have almost always reached the edge of regulation time. Nuñez made it 1-2 to UD Ibiza in 91, Williams to Alcoyano in 78, Iñigo Martínez forced extra time at Villamarín in 91 and Berenguer went through to the final against Levante in 112