Barcelona successfully won the Copa del Rey after crushing Athletic Bilbao. This crushing victory was the fruit of patience Blaugrana.
Barcelona won the Copa del Rey after crushing Athletic Bilbao 4-0 at the Olimpico de Sevilla, Sunday (18/4/2021) early morning WIB. Barca bought up all the goals in the second half, having wasted enough chances in the first half.
Antoine Griezmann opened Barcelona’s goal in the 60th minute, followed by Frenkie de Jong three minutes later, then a pair of Lionel Messi goals in the 68th and 72nd minutes. Ronald Koeman.
ESPN noted that Barcelona who was so dominant recorded 14 shots with eight of them on target. While Bilbao have seven attempts, only one of which led to the goal.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi admitted the first half was quite troublesome. But his team’s patience paid off as Bilbao slacked off in the second half.
“We knew from the start that Athletic played like this, with a very rigid 4-4-2 pattern. We were patient with the ball and created the gaps ourselves,” Lionel Messi told reporters. TV boat quoted Brand.
“We moved a lot in the first half and I think they declined in the second,” added the Argentine superstar.
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