The most classic final of the Cup

The most classic final of the Cup
The clash in the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic is the most classic in the history of the competition.

The next 18 April will face the two top winners of the Copa del Rey, Barça and Athletic, two teams that have previously met in the final of this championship eight times.

After a path full of traps and obstacles that both have managed to overcome in a heroic way in some cases, FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao will meet in the final of the Copa del Rey 2020-2021 he 18 April in La Cartuja, en Sevilla.

This will not be just any final, since the faces are seen again, for the ninth time in the history of the competition, the two top winners de esta. Therefore, becomes the most classic final ever, between the two great kings of the championship.

On the one hand we have the 30 titles of a FC Barcelona that has no rival in the history of the Cup. In total sum 41 finales, being also the dominator of these times, as this will be his tenth match for the crown of the last 13, that is to say, only three finals have been lost in 13 editions with no less than six conquests on this beautiful path.

On the opposite side we find an Athletic Club de Bilbao that goes until the 23 gimped, although it could come with 24 if he won in the final of the previous edition against Real Sociedad two weeks before. In your case it will add 39 final with these two that has pending, equaling in that way a Real Madrid that was the second team with the most games for the title after Barça so far.

Historical results favor Barça

Of the eight times they have faced each other, the results clearly favor the Catalans, that add up to six victories (1920, 1942, 1952, 2009, 2012 y 2015) and only two defeats (1932 y 1984). This makes them the favorites of the apuestas de fútbol for this duel in Seville, where they could break through the barrier of 30 trophies in which they have been stranded since the year 2018.

Besides, The culés see in this Cup the possibility of breaking their drought of titles, that goes on for a while. Last season they were blank and in this they were on the way to doing the same, until its good results from December have changed the script of the film and now the Blaugrana dream of even making a double with LaLiga Santander.

Athletic wants to emulate the Super Cup

For your part, Athletic has the opportunity to make history and win three titles in just a few months apart. They have already won the Spain Supercup, precisely measuring himself in the final against Barcelona, and now they intend to consolidate their second historic position in the Cup and approach the main throne of the Catalans with a new triumph over them that retaliates their almost 40 years without winning a final in this competition.

Everything indicates that it will be a vibrant match, of many emotions and equaled, in which the quality of a superior Barça may end up triumphing in that section of the game, but that could be counteracted by the enthusiasm and desire of an Athletic of Marcelino García Toral that has already shown what it is capable of and will try to repeat its success in the Super Cup.

Definitely, a classic final, for history lovers and with much more at stake than a trophy that both already know what it is to win countless times. A Barça – Athletic, therefore, in which tradition and current affairs come together to try to reign in the Copa del Rey.

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