With the qualifying rounds out of the way, the Estadio de La Cartuja has raised the curtain on the Copa 2020-21 with the draw for the first round. One-hundred-and-twelve clubs, except the four teams playing in this year’s Super Cup, including Athletic Club, will compete in the first round of the domestic cup competition.
The lions have a bye and are exempt from the first two rounds. The ties for the first round were drawn this Monday and the fixtures, which will only be one leg, are scheduled to take place on December 16. The second round, also one-off matches, are pencilled in for January 6. Afterwards, FC Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Real Madrid and Athletic Club will enter the draw for the third round, which will also consist of straight knockout ties.
Biscay-based clubs in the first round
Four sides from the province of Biscay have a spot in the first stage of the competition and they’ll all play their respective ties at home. Best of luck to all our partner clubs.
SD Amorebieta vs UD Logroñés
Club Portugalete vs SD Ponferradina
Sestao River Club vs CD Tenerife
SD Leioa vs Villarreal CF
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (Copa semi-final)
Marcelino has called up all the players for Thursday’s semi-final against Levante UD at the Ciutat de València
Marcelino: “We’re going to give it everything”
Marcelino previewed Thursday night’s Copa showdown with Levante UD
Going for a third final in 2021
Athletic face Levante at the Ciutat de Valéncia on Thursday in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals (1-1 first leg).
Highlights I Levante UD 1-1 Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
A game of two penalties, as both sides get a point
Marcelino: “A victory for us would’ve been fair”
Marcelino bemoaned the defensive mistakes that led to Levante’s goal
Athletic held to frustrating draw by Levante
Despite constantly threatening, Athletic only pick up one point from a match where both goals came from the penalty spot
Confirmed line-ups: Levante UD vs Athletic Club
The XI’s for tonight’s LaLiga match at the Ciutat de Valéncia
Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
When and where to watch Athletic’s upcoming LaLiga match against Levante UD
Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”
Marcelino looks ahead to Friday night’s LaLiga Santander match against Levante UD
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Marcelino has called up 23 players for Friday night’s clash with Levante UD at the Ciutat de València