Athletic That time he tied with Espanyol at San Mams and solved the pass at Cornell
ANDl Athletic look to Orriols for its fifth cup final of the 21st century. Knowing if being there will take almost a month because there will be no resolution until the first week of March. Marcelino will have to manage the nerve of a group that last year he experienced a similar situation because in the semifinal with Granada there were also several weeks of distance between the two games. The 2015 final, with Valverde on the bench, was achieved after a draw with Espanyol (1-1) at San Mams.
Since 1985 the lions have played five successful semi-finals and they have had everything. That s, in none of them they started with defeat in San Mams. In 1985, Clemente’s team beat Betis (2-0) and achieved a sufficient result not to make the defeat of Villamarn (1-0) bad. The last experience with Granada (2020) was the other match that started with a victory at San Mams. Excluding the 2012 duel with the spectacular Mirndes – those of Pouso reached the round prior to the final playing in Segunda B and leaving first on the road – the other two semifinals they started crooked for Athletic: in 2009 as visitors in Seville and in 2015 in San Mams against Espanyol.
In 2009 the Athletic that Caparrs was coaching lost 2-1 to Sevilla at the Pizjun. The lions were a whirlwind in the second legThey won 3-0 and silenced President Del Nido, who the day before had raised his tone to say that “we are going to eat the lion from the mane to the tail.” Valverde, in 2015, also had a cupbearer rise. Athletic tied with Espanyol in San Mams and the semi-final was filled with doubts. The parakeets chose Raphael’s ‘My big night’ for what could be a magical night, but Athletic settled the matter with a victory. It was the lions who ended up singing. In the changing room and in a well-known room in Barcelona.