UD Ibiza, Celta’s executioner, is Athletic’s rival in the Cup

Athletic, finalist and contender for the title still in last season’s Cup tournament, will start in this edition facing UD Ibiza. The island club, which will serve as a local at this crossroads, eliminated Celta this week, with a resounding 5-2 result. The previous campaign was also on the verge of giving a scare to Barça.

Sergio Castel, their captain, acknowledged shortly after this match was known that “it is going to be a very difficult game against Athletic, but we play at home. We have already eliminated Celta and I only know that we are also going to make it difficult for the people of Bilbao”.

UD Ibiza marches as the solo leader of Group 3 Group B of Segunda B with five points of advantage over Hercules, second classified. This same week, the insulares gave the big surprise in the Cup by knocking Celta down 5-2. Three of his goals came before the first half hour of play.

Sergio Castel, with a double, and Javi Pérez, put the victory back on track on the artificial turf of the Can Misses municipal stadium. Then Manu Molina scored, with a Panenka penalty, and Ángel Rodado.

Ibiza scored five goals against Celta

Ibiza thus made history by eliminating a Primera, as it was about to do a year ago in this same scenario after falling to Barça 1-2. The Riojan Juan Carlos Carcedo, second for 14 seasons of Unai Emery, acts as coach of the next rival cup-keeper of Athletic. The tie will be played on January 20 or 21.