The Barça it was proclaimed champion of the Copa del Rey after thrashing the Athletic Club in a big game. Koeman’s men began dominating, they threw at the post in the first minutes and ended up suffering to see the goal. However, after passing through the changing rooms, Griezmann he scored the first and opened the box of goals that Messi led. The Barça rematch for the Super Cup was served in the form of a win. [Narración y estadísticas: Athletic 0-4 FC Barcelona]
At night the public was missing in the stands. Luckily, time fulfilled and left the rainstorm of the previous Cup final in an anecdote. And, to break the capital silence, a helicopter on the field of play and an expedition of Athletic family members who on more than one occasion was heard. In football, Marcelino planted his defense of four and Koeman sought control of the ball with a line of three.
The tactic worked for him, although the goal did not come in the entire first half. And it is that Barça took absolute control of possession. There were occasions when it reached around 90%, although without generating sufficiently clear scoring chances to break the equality on the scoreboard. The arrivals by band warned the Basque back and the first great opportunity was not long in coming. De Jong hooked it inside the area and took a shot that went to the post. Sigh on the Athletic bench and illusion on that of Barça, who saw options to strike at the start.
However, everything would remain in Barca hopes. Athletic did not fail in defense. Well marked lines and a wall impossible to overcome easily for the Catalans. The physical wear would simply be defensive, as the lions gave up even counterattacks. It was enough for him, because the goal did not come at Barça. Neither the combinations of Messi with Griezmann opened the defense. Not even Messi’s boarding schools beat Simón.
Possession, possession and possession, but without a goal. Athletic, in addition, almost approached with more danger with a set piece opportunity after ten minutes of play. The marker, despite everything, would not move. The revolution of the initial 20 minutes disappeared in the final section and, although with great speed, Barça did not manage to reach the area with as much clarity as in the beginning.
Win and title
Barça had been looking for him throughout the first half and it didn’t take long to find him once he passed through the changing rooms. Because the second part was completely Barça. Athletic was reduced to nothing against a Barcelona that did what they wanted from the 60th minute of the game. That was the determining point of the meeting. Once the first arrived, the gale culé left no survivors.
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