King’s Cup: Athletic Club 3-2 Barcelona LIVE – Muniain scores in extra time – King’s Cup 21/22
FFollowing their Supercopa de Espana defeat, Athletic Club are set to host Barcelona in a draw in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 at San Mames on Thursday night.
Marcelinothe team lost 2-0 against real Madrid in the final of the Supercopa de Espana on Sunday, after a 2-1 victory against Atlético Madrid in the semi-finals. As for Barcelona, the Catalans put in a promising performance in the other Supercopa semi-final against Real Madrid but lost 3-2 in extra time.
Stay with us for all the preparation of Athletic Club v Barcelona then updates to the match itself.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona – LIVE SCORE: 3-2
This is the start of our Athletic Club v Barcelona live blog, with updates of this latest Copa del Rey fixture of the last 16 from here. As always, the entries closest to the top are the most recent.
Minute 106 – GOAL ATHLETIC CLUB
Muniain steps in, sends Ter Stegen the wrong way and puts Athletic Club 3-2 ahead.
Minute 105 – ATHLETIC PENALTY
A handball from Jordi Alba means a penalty for the home side.
Minute 97 – Inaki tries his luck
Athletic start again and Inaki Williams tries a spectacular effort, but fails to fit.
Extra time begins
We still have 30 minutes in San Mames and possible penalties.
Full time – Athletic Club 2-2 Barcelona
What a game in San Mames. Muniain’s second-minute opener was canceled out by a brilliant goal from Ferran, then as the two teams traded blows throughout the second half, Inigo Martinez thought he had won with four minutes left to play. But Pedri had other ideas and his late equalizer forced extra time.
Mintue 93 – BARCELONA SCORE!
As Barcelona go all out for the equaliser, it comes. An overhead kick from Dani Alves wide drops to Pedri and he launches.
Minute 86 – ATHLETIC CLUB SCORE
A Muniain free-kick is thrown into the box and after a scramble in the penalty area, Inigo Martinez puts the ball in the net after a header from Berenguer at the far post.
Minute 84 – Inaki hits the bar
A cross shot from Inaki hits the top of the bar and rebounds, his brother can’t get the rebound.
Minute 82 – End to End Stuff
We get a thrilling finish here at Sam Mames as Athletic look to get that game-winning goal. Barcelona is just as dangerous.
Minute 70 – Familiar Rhythm
The match seems to have settled into a familiar rhythm. Barcelona control the ball, with Athletic threatening on the counterattack. The Williams brothers are causing the most problems for Barcelona.
Minute 62 – Near Inaki
A quick counter-attack from Athletic sees Nico Williams run down the right side again, he sends a ball into the box and his brother gets in front of Araujo, but the side foot goes over the bar from close range.
Minute 60 – Barcelona control possession
Athletic’s energetic style is subdued at the moment, with Barcelona keeping possession of the ball well. The Blaugrana aren’t making many inroads into their opponents’ backline, however.
Minute 52 – The Williams brothers combine
Inaki Williams combines with his brother Nico, who tries a tight angle, but Ter Stegen makes a good save at his near post.
The second half begins
We are back in San Mames.
Half time – Athletic Club 1-1 Barcelona
A brilliant first half saw Muniain wrap up the opener for the home side and then Ferran pick his place for the equaliser.
Minute 44 – Stung Block
An error at the back allows Sancet a try but a combination of Pique and Araujo denies the Athletic striker. Then from the resulting corner, Ter Stegen saves from Dani Garcia.
Minute 40 – The young Barcelona player is fine
Abde and Gav aren’t shy when it comes to older opponents. Both seem more than happy to foul Athletic players if necessary.
Minute 28 – Athletic Closure
Nico Williams is again at the heart of Athletic’s attack on the right side, this time he floats a cross and he is met by Muniain, but his header goes excruciatingly wide.
Minute 20 – BARCELONA SCORE!
Ferran Torres finds himself on the scoresheet. The former Manchester City player collects the ball in the left corner of the penalty area and brilliantly bends it past the goal.
Minute 10 – Athletic on top
After a blistering start, Athletic have maintained their momentum and are pressing Barcelona well, with the Catalan club looking somewhat shocked at what happened.
Minute 2 – ATHLETIC CLUB SCORE
What a start at home. Muniain put Athletic Club ahead after just two minutes. Nico Williams showed brilliant pace down the right, and his low cross is missed by Sancet, but it returns to Muniain who lifts the ball into the far corner.
To start up!
We are on our way to San Mames.
Athletic Club vs Barcelona – Official line-ups
Athletic Club XI: Actrezabala; From Marcos, Vivian, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Muniain, Dani Garcia, Vesga, Nico Williams; Raul Garcia, Sancet
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Alves, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Gavi, Pedri; Ferran, Abde, Jutgla
Line-ups planned for Athletic Club vs Barcelona
Starting composition provided by Athletic (4-4-2): Unai Simon; Oscar de Marcos, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Mikel Balenziaga; Alex Berenguer, Oier Zarraga, Dani Garcia, Iker Munian; Oihan Sancet, Inaki Williams.
Expected Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Gavi; Ferran Torres, Luuk de Jong, Ansu Fati.
When does Athletic Club vs Barcelona start?
This Thursday’s game between Athletic Club and Barcelona will kick off at 21:30 CET local time in Spain. For those living in the US, you can tune in at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, and for those living in the UK, you can tune in at 8:30 p.m. GMT.
Where can I watch Athletic Club vs Barcelona?
The Copa del Rey tie between Athletic Club and Barcelona will take place at San Mames on Thursday, January 20. For those living in the US, you can watch the game live on ESPN+, while for those living in the UK, the game will be broadcast live. on Premier Sports 1.