Barcelona scored 2-2 against Athletic Club at the San Mamés Stadium for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey 2022. This with an agonizing goal from the Spanish midfielder Pedri, who saved the ‘culés’ in an incredible way. Crazy!
It happened at 90′+3 of the final part of the match for the pass to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Jordi Alba, Dani Alves and Pedri got together to give parity to Barcelona in the last action of the second half.
Jordi Alba put a dangerous cross into the heart of the area, Athletic Club’s defense did not reject clearly and Dani Alves made a ‘chalaca’ half to leave Pedri enabled, who appeared in the middle with Barcelona.
Pedri, almost from the ground, hit him at first and beat goalkeeper Julen Agirrezabala. Both players and substitutes exploded with emotion after the tie that took them to the supplementary rounds in the Copa del Rey.
IN THE END IT DIDN’T REACH AND BARCELONA WAS ELIMINATED FROM THE 2022 COPA DEL REY
Despite Pedri’s emotional goal that allowed the match to be extended, Barcelona could not beat Athletic Club and bid farewell to the Copa del Rey in the round of 16. Xavi Hernández’s team appealed more to the claw than to the game to take the result, but it did not work for them.
The great figure of the match was Iker Muniain, the club’s history. The popular ‘Bart Simpson’ scored a brace (the first was a great goal) that gave Bilbao the pass. Íñigo Martínez scored the other goal for the locals.
“I don’t like the word failure because it has been tried. This that sriva to learn. We are going to recover people emotionally. We still have two wars left: the Europa League and the League. We have to fight until the end”, said the Barcelona coach.
“We have not prevailed in the extra time. Athletic has been better than us and we have to be honest. They were a very tough rival, we have to congratulate them”, closed the former ‘culé’ footballer.