Athletic Cadete A Advance To The Semifinals Of The Morozov Cup
Throughout the summer Athletic’s youth teams have had many chances to compete against other top clubs in friendly tournaments and have done well. The Cadete A team recently traveled to St. Petersburg to participate in the 14th edition of the Morozov Cup where the Kumeak lost to Benfica in the final last year. A rematch could be on the horizon.
Athletic, coached by Ander Alaña, were placed in Group A along with Juventus, Olympiacos, and Zenit and were able to advance to the semifinals. Athletic defeated Olympiacos 3-0 in the first match followed by a 3-1 victory over Juventus. Aimar Peña and Kerman Junkera both scored to give the Kumeak a 2-2 draw against Zenit as well as the top spot in the group.
The semifinals will be held on Saturday where Athletic will face off with RB Leipzig. If the Basques win they will play the final on Sunday where they could meet Benfica for the second consecutive summer.