Athletic Bilbao Beat Madrid to Book Final Ticket

Athletic Bilbao will play Real Madrid on Sunday for the Spanish Super Cup title. Athletic Bilbao came from a goal to beat La Liga defending champions Atletico Madrid 2-1 and set up a Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid. The Basque side trailed just after the hour mark when a header from Joao Felix hit the post before being deflected into the goal off the back of goalkeeper Unai Simon.

Nico Williams Gives Athletic Bilbao Win to Book Super Cup Final Ticket

In the 77th-minute of the game, Bilbao came back, Yeray Alvarez’s header levelled the scores. Nico Williams later gave Bilbao the winner as he scored the goal just nine minutes from time in Saudi Arabia. Real Madrid made sure of their place in Sunday’s final in Riyadh with a 3-2 win over Barcelona on Wednesday.

Athletic Bilbao Beat Madrid To Book Final Ticket

The tournament in Saudi Arabia features four teams: the top two in the previous season’s La Liga and the winners and runners-up from the Copa del Rey. Speaking about the goal, Athletic Bilbao teenager Williams said: “I’m very emotional right now,” said the 19-year-old, who lined up for the match alongside older brother Inaki.” “I hope there will be many more joys like this. I’m very happy to have been able to experience this with my Inaki and my mother, who came to hug us at the end of the match.” 

The player said his mother told him that he deserved it. The hug with my brother after my goal is a moment I will never forget, he said as well. 

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