The most anticipated derby of the week has ended with Real Sociedad as champion of the Copa del Rey 2020. The match had to be suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two Basque teams have fought to win this title, although it was Imanol Alguacil’s team that took the championship. Real Sociedad has been far superior to its opponent from start to finish. Despite not having too many scoring opportunities.
If there is a player who will go down in history, that is Oyarzabal. A play in which the referee Estrada Fernández has not hesitated and has whistled Íñigo Martínez the maximum penalty. The one in charge of giving victory to his team has been Oyarzabal from eleven meters. Minute 63, Real Sociedad has opened the scoreboard. A marker that has not moved. The Real Sociedad, champion of the Copa del Rey 2020.
Derby, final and a thirtieth champion
Real Sociedad has beaten its eternal rival, Athletic Bilbao, by a goal to nil at the Cartuja stadium, Seville. You have to go back to 1987, the year the San Sebastian team won the Copa del Rey for the second time. The “lions” have played seven finals and have won three times, 1980, 1987 and 2020.
For its part, Athletic Bilbao has not raised the cup since 1984. However, if there is a team that is good at this championship, it is the “lions”, who were fighting for their 24th Copa del Rey. In approximately two weeks, Marcelino García’s men will play the final of the Copa del Rey 2021. This time against Koeman’s Barça. Barcelona FC with 30 Spanish Cups, currently the King’s Cup, is the team with the most wins.
Athletic: Unai Simón, De Marcos, Yeray, Iñigo, Yuri (Capa, min.93), Dani García (Vesga, min.76), Vencedor (Unai López, min.68), Muniain (cap), Berenguer (Villalibre, min.76), Raúl García and Williams.
Real Sociedad: Remiro, Gorosabel (Aritz, min.93), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Monreal, Zubimendi, Merino, Silva (Guevara, min.85), Portu (Barrenetxea, min.89), Oyarzabal (cap) and Isak ( Carlos Fernández, min. 89).
Goals: Oyarzabal (0-1, min. 63 penalty).
Referee: Estrada Fernández