The Copa del Rey will give Athletic Bilbao a second chance to lift the champion trophy after their defeat in the 2020 edition that was postponed due to the pandemic against Real Sociedad last week.
It will be only 15 days of difference between that Final and that of this edition, in which the Basque team will face Barcelona next Saturday, April 17.
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Athletic Club vs. Barcelona, 17 de abril, 3:30pm ET
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Barcelona is the top winner of this trophy, with 30 titles in its history, while Athletic is the second, with 23, which provides a high-level duel between the two clubs that give the most value to this tournament.
The stakes for Barcelona are high, having failed once again in the Champions League. In the League he has managed to climb positions and is one point behind Atlético de Madrid.
In this Saturday’s Classic against Real Madrid, his chances of winning the League are practically played, and immediately afterwards he will define the title of the Copa del Rey against an Athletic with a thirst for revenge after having lost the 2020 Final against Real Sociedad.