Athletic easily eliminates Intercity from the Cup, thanks to Ibai and Beñat and the penalty scored by Kodro.
It was the perfect premiere. A 3-0 victory in Elche against Intercity and without any injured player. Gaizka Garitano and his players show their respect towards the competition and the rival. Athletic got off to a good start in the Cup and by the first 50 seconds they had already scored their first goal in the competition. Larrazabal, in the day of his 22 birthday, took the ball from Paco Peña, injured after the action, and shot it to Ibai to cross to the meshes.
It could not have started better against Intercity, a club eager to grow in Spanish football that showed good criteria with the ball. It seemed that the lions were satisfied with one gear less, but it was not necessary to be confident. Beñat sent a shot to the side of the net and Raúl García headed out another ball. Herrerín had no problems but Alicante played well to the edge of the area.
Beñat wanted to vindicate itself. He sent a great shot to the squad at the end of the first half and then, in the minute 52, beat Raúl Poveda low after a superb action of Larrazabal. Villalibre had twice the 0-3, to midfielders of new of Larra and Ibai, that sent out by little of head a pass of Lekue.
The lions, with the second gear, were winning Intercity for the delight of 3,000 faithful in the Martínez Valero. Garitano did not want to take any risks and took Williams to the field, in a double change next to Sancet. Kenan Kodro scored a penalty, five minutes before the end. It was a party for a humble Intercity and a comfortable win for Athletic.