ANDl Athletic and the Barcelona they meet again in a final three months later. On January 17, on the same stage, La Cartuja, the Basque team and the Catalan team met in the Spanish Super Cup. The rojiblancos raised the title. But since then, the trajectory of both teams has been uneven: those of Marcelino they are being fragile and hesitant in The league and those of Koeman They have found regularity and aspire to conquer the domestic competition: despite the setback in the Classic, they are only two points behind the Atltico de Madrid.
The Athletic brill on January 17th. I won the Super Cup after winning the final at Barcelona after having defeated in the semi al Real Madrid. It was a magical week. The team felt invincible again. And its protagonists, heroes. Marcelino He couldn’t have had a better debut as head of the team. No time to get to know the city – I lived in a hotel at the time and spent most of the time in Lezama- The technician caused a moment of maximum happiness in the dressing room and fans thanks to a tournament that came almost on loan and that after the dismissal of Garitano it falls with the troubled waters.
Three months ago the Athletic changed his face. He went from seeing everything with doubts to looking decisively into the eyes of his rivals while in the perfect dream he dreamed the soundtrack of The Immortals. The lease of the Super Cup must have been accompanied by a very good march in The league… but there was no place for spring to occur in the middle of winter. The team left their soul in the Cup and the wear and tear of the knockout tournaments ended up taking a toll on the tournament’s regularity.
The Athletic step The Cartuja knowing that winning this final is the only way I’ll have to play next season in Europe because through The league It has it more than complicated. The season of the lions, despite the toughness is like that, end tonight. With a big door or a nurse, but without more episodes or opportunities.
The Barcelona, meanwhile, has had an excellent track record since January 17. On The league, the balance those of Koeman it has been ten wins, a draw and a defeat. The Catalans have found the regularity that they did not have at the beginning of the course which has allowed them to cut points with the Atletico de Madrid. Despite the stumble in the classic, the Catalans are only two points behind the team of Simeone. The league, in this quarter, it has gone from being an impossible to being a goal.