Illarramendi, goes down for the final

Against time and serious for Imanol
Sheriff on the eve of the final of the Copa del Rey. Asier
Illarramendi he has been injured in the previous session and will not be able to wear shorts against Athletic. The txuri urdin club reports that the mutrikuarra has suffered a puncture in his right calf compatible with a muscle injury in the internal twin of the soleus. Bad luck for the captain, who entered all the pools to be a starter. Your place in the field will take it well Martin
Zubimendi, usual during the last games although somewhat touched, well Ander Guevara. Illarra had entered the pitch visibly happy and smiling and has even shared some jokes with his teammates. He said he was before the game of his life and, except for a miracle, he will have to watch it from the stands. If the Real wins, in any case, he will be the one who lifts the Cup

In addition to the mutrikuarra, who had to withdraw during practice, the other absentee was Luca
Sangalli, who has jumped onto the pitch with training clothes, but with sneakers and has been chatting with the technicians. Moya has done goalkeeping work with the other three goalkeepers, Alex
Remiro, Gaizka
Ayesa and Unai
Marrero and all those footballers who have been among cottons during the week have participated without problems: Guridi, Aihen, Merino and Monreal.

The footballers hit the pitch on time, at six in the afternoon, with a pleasant temperature of around 18 degrees, with clouds and clearings and a feeling of joy and optimism for tomorrow’s key event. Robert
Olabe, football director, has been greeting the players one by one as they jumped onto the pitch.

The footballers have been observing for a while the stands of the Sevillian coliseum, empty today and tomorrow, but with a capacity for 60,000 spectators, where no one usually plays. Each of the funds is dedicated to each contestant. The royalists have, logically, exercised in the part where there was a colorful txuri urdin: banners of some of the most representative clubs, huge tifos with images of the fans cheering in Anoeta, a huge ikurriña with the number ’12’ and three large portraits from Aitor
Zabaleta, one of them with the following message: ‘Ez da sekula izango gaur izaten ez gara’ or ‘It will never be if we are not today’. The royalists want to raise the Cup for the more than 20,000 who were going to cheer on the Real in La Cartuja and for the tens of thousands of fans who will see it from their homes with their souls on edge.

GRAF6235. SEVILLA (SPAIN), 04/02/2021.- Real Sociedad players participate during ONE training session this afternoon at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, where tomorrow they will face Athletic Club de Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final corresponding to the year 2020. EFE / RFEF ONLY EDITORIAL USE / ONLY PERMITTED USE TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACCOMPANYING NEWS / MANDATORY CREDIT
GRAF6235. SEVILLA (SPAIN), 04/02/2021.- Real Sociedad players participate during training this afternoon at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, where tomorrow they will face Athletic Club de Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final corresponding to the year 2020. EFE / Julio Muñoz
GRAF6235. SEVILLA (SPAIN), 04/02/2021.- Real Sociedad players participate during training this afternoon at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, where tomorrow they will face Athletic Club de Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final corresponding to the year 2020. EFE / Julio Muñoz