Athletic: The striking cases of Yeray and, above all, of Yuri and Muniain

Yeray and Yuri were doubtful facing the Cup final against Barça since the League match against Real in Anoeta. Marcelino considered it appropriate then to bet in Donostia on the same starting eleven with whom he formed days before against the txuri urdin team in La Cartuja with the title of the KO tournament at stake. The center-back barely lasted a quarter of an hour on the field. The left-handed side had to be changed just after the second half.

Yeray was part of the starting eleven last Saturday against the Catalans. Yuri, however, did not appear at grass level until late in the second half. On this occasion, the rojiblanco defender had to play a left-handed interior ahead of Balenziaga.

The doubt about the status of Muniain, meanwhile, transcended last Thursday when the team headed for Seville. The rojiblanco captain was obviously limping and even needed the support of a colleague to get off the bus. The Navarrese then showed signs of not being in the proper conditions to play the second final.

Marcelino, in any case, had Muniain starting, but the captain only held out until the break because he was injured. Bad selection