Saint Mams wants more And the Athletic is willing to give it to him at the start of the cup semi-final before him Valencia. Saint Mams and Mestallatwo classic venues, will be the scene of a hook duel: Marcellin it is measured to the team with which I got his first champion title in a Cup that Athletic looks for with determination since in 1984 won it for the last time.
one is coming spectacular tie. the start of 2022 could not have been more pleasant for a Athletic who has almost become invincible. In the nine games after the Christmas break, only the Real Madrid, in the Super Cup final, has been able to beat him. The rest are happiness, even more so if the match is played under the protection of San Mamés, which in this semifinal will have a public lease by allowing look at 85% capacity. It will be filled with partners and subscribers.
The lions feel unstoppable at homewhere after winning in the Cup Barcelona (3-2) Y Real Madrid (1-0)they could also with the Spanish in the league. San Mams closes the door to the rival. Nobody passes. This is what has happened in the three semi-final ties that have been played in the new stadium in 2015, 2020 and 2021. In the first and last, Athletic tied at one goal with Spanish and Levante, obtaining the ticket to the final with two victories in the second leg. In 2020 they won the grenade and they got into the fight for the title after losing in Los Crmenes, but making good the value of the goals scored away from home, which is something that will not be possible in this edition since the RFEF has annulled that benefit for the visitor.
Athletic and the Cup go hand in hand. And the lions have the opportunity to play their third consecutive final, which is something that It hasn't happened since he was runner-up in 1942. Then I fell with him Barcelona and the following three years he lifted the title beating Real Madrid and Valencia twice.
To Valencia and Valencianism too his pulse quickens with the Cup. In fact, it is not only the last great joy of hers in the last three years, but the last happy memory in the midst of a journey with more disappointments what happiness.
'Bronco and cupbearer'
Bordals was a witness, and victim at Getafe in 2019, of that gruff and cupbearing Valencia -motto of the years of the black and white photos and that has returned with force-. and the technician Alicante wants to live history from the other sideconsidering that for the first time in his career he is on the verge of playing in a final.
The black and white team does not arrive in the best situation after having added two draws in the last five league games. But a tie always has a special condition. The black and white team is not satisfied with leaving San Mams alive.