Barcelona fans react to starting XI vs Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona fans react to starting XI vs Athletic Bilbao

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:

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: