An 89th-minute Berenguer goal sent Athletic through to the semi-finals in a physical, evenly-matched affair.
Real Madrid are knocked out of the Copa del Rey at San Mamés. Ancelotti’s team had a good chance to get their goal on 80 minutes but Agirrezabala got the better of Casemiro in a one-on-one. Nine minutes later, Berenguer clinched qualification for Athletic at the end of a physical, evenly-matched encounter. Our team kept going to the end and could have forced extra-time on 94′ but Isco’s shot from inside the box flashed across goal and just wide.
The first half was played at a frenetic pace with neither team asserting any real dominance over the ball or creating any chances of note. The first opportunity fell to the hosts when Dani García’s long-rage strike was impressively tipped behind by the diving Courtois after nine minutes. The visitors responded with 27 on the clock when Rodrygo picked the ball up on the left, cut inside and shot into Agirrezabala’s gloves from just inside the box.