Athletic Club will face Levante UD in Copa del Rey 2020-21 semi-finals. The first leg will take place next week in Bilbao, while the second leg is scheduled for the first week of March at Levante’s stadium, the Ciutat de Valencia.
Levante knocked out Racing Murcia (0-5) and Club Portugalete (1-2) in the early stages of the competition, before beating Fuenlabrada on penalties in the Round of 32. In the next round, the Valencia-based outfit defeated Real Valladolid (2-4). And in the quarter-finals, they overcame Villarreal (0-1), with striker Roger Marti scoring a goal in the very last minute of extra-time.
Managed by Paco López, Levante are currently ninth-placed in LaLiga Santander, two points ahead of Athletic in 11th.
These are the semi-final fixtures:
- Athletic Club vs Levante UD
- Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona
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
A big week against Levante
Athletic will face Levante twice in six days, starting with a LaLiga fixture on Friday (21:00 CET)
Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”
After extending his contract with Athletic Club until 2022, Raúl García expressed his intention to keep going “as long as he was up to the task of competing for this Club”
Raúl García signs contract extension until 2022
The agreement includes an option for a further season depending on a number of targets.