The Copa del Rey Final is here! It’s Athletic Club versus Barcelona in a massive clash, with Ronald Koeman’s side in search of their first piece of silverware this season. Having been defeated against the same opposition in January’s Supercopa Final, the ‘Blaugrana’ must show their ability to get over the line in massive games and win a big trophy this campaign. Check out the full preview below for all the build-up for this one:
Athletic Club enter the clash winless in their last six fixtures, including defeat in the 2020 Copa del Rey Final to arch-rivals Real Sociedad. Although Marcelino’s side are likely to be up for this one, as they thrive on this sort of occasion. Ronald Koeman’s side have slowed down a little after the international break, and come into this one off the bat of a defeat in the Clásico.
As well as regain dominance, Ronald Koeman must also focus on getting his tactical approach spot on for such a big occasion. Indeed, formation and personnel will be absolutely key, with the Dutch coached rumoured to re-introduce Antoine Griezmann to the starting line-up and revert back to the classic 4-3-3 shape.