Williams Brothers Send Athletic Bilbao to Copa Del Rey Final

According to sports.ndtv, Athletic Bilbao defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 (4-0 on aggregate) on Thursday and advanced to the Copa del Rey final.

Bilbao lead 1-0 after the first leg in Madrid and promptly doubled it when Inaki Williams was set up by his younger brother to put them ahead on the night. Three minutes before halftime, the roles were flipped, with Inaki assisting Nico Williams to put the Basques ahead by three goals.

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Gorka Guruzeta, who has already scored ten goals in La Liga this season, added a third just after the hour to secure the stalemate. Bilbao is the second most successful team in Copa del Rey history, with 23 titles, after only Barcelona’s 31. Their most recent triumph came in 2020-21.

The final, held on April 6 at La Cartuja in Seville, would be their 40th and first versus 2003 winners Real Mallorca, who defeated Real Sociedad on penalties earlier that week.

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