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Barcelona knocked out of Copa Del Rey by Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona knocked out of Copa Del Rey by Athletic Bilbao

Ilkay Gundogan, left, has scored three times for Barcelona since arriving from Manchester City

Barcelona were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao after losing their quarter-final 4-2 at San Mames.

Gorka Guruzeta gave Bilbao a first-minute lead but Barca were ahead just after the half-hour mark as Robert Lewandowski equalised and Lamine Yamal made it 2-1

Bilbao equalised in the 49th minute with Oihan Sancet.

Inaki Williams scored in extra-time before brother Nico Williams sealed victory at the death.

Xavi’s Barcelona side dominated possession, but Bilbao looked the most dangerous and had 27 shots on goal.

However, 16-year-old Yamal, who became the competition’s youngest scorer, could have put Barca into the semi-finals in the final minutes but he missed an open goal after rounding Bilbao keeper Julen Agirrezabala.

Defeat means Barcelona and Real Madrid – who have won 10 of the past 15 Copas del Rey – are both out of the competition.

Source: Ghana News

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