Barca v Athletic Bilbao in their ninth Copa final clash

The teams duke it out again in a final, with Athletic beating Barca in the Spanish Super Cup this year

Sergi Graell

The 2020-21 Copa del Rey final will take place at La Cartuja in Seville and Barcelona will face Athletic Club.

The Bilbao side ousted Levante 2-1 after extra-time (3-2 on aggregate) on Thursday night.

Barcelona have six wins to Athletic’s two when they have gone head to head in the past.

The first final between them was in Gijon in 1920 and Barca won 2-0. In 1932 it was Athletic who won, with a Bata goal.

Ten years later, Barca won 4-3 in extra-time thanks to Mariano Martin’s strike.

In 1953 Barca beat Athletic 2-1 with Kuala on the scoresheet and they next met in 1984 when Athletic beat Maradona’s Barca 1-0.

In the last three finals they have met in, Barca have won all three. 2009 in Mestalla (4-1), 2012 in the Calderon (3-0) and 2015 at Camp Nou, (3-1).

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