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Atletico Bilbao hosts Barcelona within the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup

Atletico Bilbao hosts Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the King's Cup

News now Barcelona – Spain (continued)

The FC Barcelona group will go to Atletico Bilbao within the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup at present, Thursday, on the “San Mames” stadium.

Barcelona coach “Kiki Spitsen” hopes to win the Bilbao group, qualify for the semi-finals of the event and method the victory within the title.

The Barcelona group certified for this function after its straight win over Leganes, with 5 clear targets.

As for Atlético Bilbao, they certified for this function after profitable a penalty shoot-out on Tenerife.

Barcelona coach Kiki will depend on his midfield, which consists of Rakitic, who will play the primary sport, and on his participant Busquets and on the attackers Griezmann and Messi.

With 24 targets scored in opposition to Athletic Bilbao, the Basque group has develop into the sixth most essential group through which Lionel Messi has scored targets all through Barcelona’s historical past, behind Seville, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Real Madrid and Espanyol.

However, Messi has a detrimental quantity in opposition to Bilbao, who’s making an attempt to interrupt it this week within the face of the one-match cup at San Mames Stadium.

The Argentine has by no means beat Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Stadium within the Cup tournaments in any respect.

Messi has performed two knockout video games within the Cup Championship earlier than in opposition to Bilbao at San Mames Stadium, the place he tied with a aim for one in 2011 and misplaced two targets to a aim in 2017.

The solely match he missed was in San Mames, the Cup championship in 2016, which Barcelona received by two targets.

The Bilbao document in opposition to Messi within the Cup Meetings decorates the first-leg match of the Super Cup at San Mames Stadium, which was received by the Basque group in a clear 4.

This week’s confrontation can be decisive for Messi. Failure to complete that unhealthy sequence for him in San Mames will win the cup tournaments, which implies Barcelona will depart the event after it turned one in every of confrontations.

Photo supply: Reuters

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