Athletic Club Draw Granada In The Copa Del Rey Semifinals
Last night’s historic win over Barcelona felt very much like a final for Athletic. The atmosphere was electric before the game had even started and the players put in a remarkable performance to topple one of Europe’s giants. Celebrations in Bilbao went well into the night, but there is still work to do be done.
Thursday’s victory sent Athletic through to the semifinals which will be played over two legs to determine which team will advance to the Cup final. The draw was held on Friday in Madrid with the Lions being matched up against fellow La Liga side Granada.
Athletic will host the first leg at San Mamés on 12 February and travel to Granada on 4 March with hopes of winning the tie. While the Basques deserve to celebrate the win over Barcelona, they can’t afford to take Granada for granted. This will be yet another challenging draw for Athletic who have promised to do everything it takes to reach the final and compete for a 25th Copa del Rey title.