GOOD EVENING

Welcome to our live blog of the 2021 Copa Del Rey final. 

Athletic Bilbao take on Barcelona as Ronald Koeman seeks his first ever trophy as manager of the Catalan giants. 

Athletic will be hoping to go one better than the 2020 final which was played just two weeks ago. 

They went down 1-0 to Real Sociedad in the re-arranged fixture from last year’s final, cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Tonight’s clash pits the two most successful sides in Copa Del Rey history against each other. 

Athletic have won the trophy on 23 occasions, while Barcelona are 30 time champions. 

The two sides actually competed for silverware against each other in January as Athletic ran out 3-2 winners in the Spanish Super Cup final that saw Lionel Messi’s first ever red card for Barcelona. 

The Basque outfit come into the game in a poor run of form though after a winless last six games in all competitions. 

Barcelona on the other hand have won out of their last six but will still be without Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati. 

Kick off is at 8.30pm and full team news is coming up in half an hour. 





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