The defending champion is out!
Barcelona were eliminated in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 after losing 3-2 in extra time at Athletic Bilbao. Regular time ends 2:2.
In the second minute, Iker Munia gave the Basque team the lead with an absolute dream goal. The 29-year-old had a cross pass from Nico Williams on the left side of the penalty area. Munayen arranges the ball and turns it over Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen to the goal that is worth watching.
And the Catalan team equalized in the 20th minute: Ferran Torres responded with a dreamed goal by Muniain. The new signing from Manchester City pulls out from the left corner of the penalty area, and the ball hits the right corner of the cross. It’s Torres’ first goal in a Barcelona shirt.
With five minutes left in the match, Muniain converted a free kick inside the penalty area from the left flank and Ter Stegen exited his own net to save a header from Beringer. The free ball falls in front of the feet of Martinez, who pushes the game machine over the line. When everything seemed to win Bilbao, Barcelona equalized with a goal from Pedri (90 + 3).
Then, in the fifth minute of extra time, bad news for Barcelona: Fati stopped to avoid a collision with Martinez, as the 19-year-old injured himself apparently without any outside influence. The Spaniard must be replaced by tears.
In the 103rd minute, Barcelona defender Nico Williams hit Alba in the penalty area with his outstretched arm, and a penalty kick occurred after the VAR check. Munyen confidently sank into this in the 106th minute for the Basques to win.