The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a thrilling 3-2 win over Sevilla in the La Liga on Sunday night, while Athletic Club ended up on the losing side of yet another five-goal thriller against Girona, on the same day.
Osasuna will host Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at El Sadar on Wednesday night. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a thrilling 3-2 win over Sevilla in the La Liga on Sunday night, while Athletic Club ended up on the losing side of yet another five-goal thriller against Girona, on the same day. Meanwhile, both sides are separated by just a solitary point in the Spanish top flight standings. The visitors are occupying ninth spot in the table, having collected 32 points from 23 games, while Osasuna are sitting just above them in eighth position.
𝑯𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒔 … 𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 #𝑩𝒊𝒈𝒂𝒕𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 ❤️🏆 #LetsGoRojillos | #OsasunaAthletic | #CopaDelRey pic.twitter.com/t2sqr2E4FW
— C. A. OSASUNA (@osasuna_en) February 28, 2023
Osasuna defeated Sevilla 2-0 in the quarter-final of the Cup competition last month, courtesy of second half efforts from Ezequiel Avila and Abde Ezzalzouli. However, since then, Los Rojillos have won just one of their next five outings. Their lone victory during that period came against Sevilla last Sunday. David Garcia’s early opener, Fernando’s own goal and Ezzaizouli’s late effort helped Jagoba Arrasate’s side register their 9th league-win of the season. Osasuna have only ever reached the Copa del Rey final once, losing to Real Betis in 2005.
Athletico Club, meanwhile, have a stunning record when it comes to Spain’s oldest football competition, having won the trophy 23 times, a record only bettered by Barcelona. This is the fourth consecutive season in which the Lions have reached the final four, bowing out at this stage of the competition against Valencia last year. Meanwhile, Athletic managed to avenge last season’s loss to Los Che, by defeating them 3-1 in the previous round match last month. Iker Munian, Nico Williams and Mikel Vesga found the back of the net for Ernesto Valverde’s side at Mestalla. But, last time out, the Lions lost to Girona in the league, despite the fact that Turi Berchiche and Raul Garcia got on the scoresheet.
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Osasuna probable line-up: Herrera, Moncayola, U Garcia, D Garcia, Cruz, Oroz, Torro, Gomez, Avila, K Garcia, Abde
Athletic Bilbao Probable line-up: Agirrezabala, De Marcos, Alvarez, Paredes, Berchiche, Vesga, Sancet, I Williams, Munian, Berenguer, Guruzeta
|Real Madrid||0-2 (L)|
|Atletico Madrid||0-1 (L)|
|Atletico Madrid||1-0 (L)|
|Celta Vigo||1-0 (L)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Athletic Bilbao draw Osasuna||0-0|
|Athletic Bilbao beat Osasuna||2-0|
|Athletic Bilbao beat Osasuna||1-3|
|Athletic Bilbao draw Osasuna||2-2|
|Osasuna beat Athletic Bilbao||1-0|
The Copa del Rey Match between Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao will take place at El Sadar on Thursday at 1:30 am IST.
|Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao||Key Details|
|Date||March 2 (Spain)|
|Kickoff time in Spain||9:00 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Thursday)|
The live telecast of the Copa del Rey match between Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao can be seen on RTVE. es, Movistar La Liga Campeones, Movistar +, TVE La 1 and fuboTV Espana in Spain.
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