Athletic Club face Real Madrid at 21:00 CET on Thursday night in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals.
The reigning Supercopa champions are the first obstacle as the Lions attempt to win a trophy which many current first-team players have already lifted.
With that Super Cup win in August 2015 –the second in the Club’s history– the Rojiblancos lifted a trophy for the first time in 31 years.
In the first leg, Athletic defeated FC Barcelona 4-0 in Bilbao thanks to a hat-trick by forward Aritz Aduriz and an incredible strike from the halfway line by Mikel San José.
The Lions sealed the deal with a 1-1 draw in Barcelona. Leo Messi initially put Barça ahead, but Aduriz equalised to ensure Athletic took the trophy back to Bilbao.
Full-backs De Marcos and Balenziaga played the entire 90 minutes in both matches, Lekue made his first-team debut when he came on as a substitute in the 66th minute at The Cathedral, while Herrerín, Ibai, Williams and Muniain didn’t get any minutes – the latter two due to injury.
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