Athletic Bilbao face the bizarre prospect of losing two Copa Del Rey finals in the space of a few weeks tonight when they take on Barcelona.
Last season’s competition only came to a close a couple of weeks ago when Real Sociedad emerged victorious against Bilbao, so they will be hoping to upset the odds against Barca tonight.
It’s been a mixed first season for Ronald Koeman at Barca but he’s finally starting to turn it all around, and a win tonight to secure a major trophy in his first season would be huge, especially if they can also go on to win the La Liga title too.
There were a few injury concerns going into the game while Gerard Pique’s status was especially unclear, but it looks like he’s fit enough to go from the start tonight:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 17, 2021
Ousmane Dembele was another who came into the game with injury concerns but he has looked bright lately, so there are a few fans who are gutted to see him miss out in favour of Griezmann:
We play with 10 when Griezmann is on the pitch… And without Dembele Messi will have to do all by himself
— Subespacio de R? (@bnddof) April 17, 2021
I love none of them, but when it comes to playing important mátches, I’d rather place Dembelé over Griezmann… Always!
— Sir Edu! ? (@iWaldito) April 17, 2021
Sad to see dembele not starting and greizmann starting
— Rickymessi28 (@rickymessi24) April 17, 2021
Barca will do better with dembele at the front line…now no frontline just steady free roless
— Pabby? (@21Slatt) April 17, 2021
— Suat Ajdini (@Suat50990031) April 17, 2021
Where is Dembele .. We are loosing this game .
— BarcaTalk (@bk781122) April 17, 2021