Atlético Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Williams late strike make Athletic victorious

Athletic Bilbao win 2-1 against Atlético Madrid to advance to the final of the Spanish Super Cup

Athletic Bilbao’s player Nico Williams scored a late second-half goal to give the Supercopa holders a 2-1 comeback win over the Laliga winners Atletico Madrid. They will face Real Madrid in the final of the cup on Sunday.

After a slow first-half performance from both sides, the game came to life when Atletico Madrid went 1-0 up in the tie after an own goal by Athletic’s keeper Unai Simon.

Athletic club made the score 1-1  with a help of a header from Yeary Alvarez from close range in the 77th minute of the match and increased pressure on Atletico Madrid whose goalkeeper Jan Oblak made three outstanding saves previously.

But even the agile goalkeeper could not keep Nico Williams low shot, which went in off the post in the 81 minutes to win them the semifinal match of the cup

We didn’t play a good game,” Oblak said afterward. “That wasn’t the plan for sure, the plan was to play more, to press, to have more of the ball. It didn’t turn out like that, the team is disappointed, it’s a difficult moment, but other games will come, we have to get back up. You can’t say anything else, we have to improve a lot.”

“Every defeat is tough and this one, even more, we really wanted to get to the final,” Oblak continued. “The Supercopa is a nice trophy and we really wanted it. The team will get back up, I’m sure. But we can talk here, words aren’t worth anything, we have to do it on the pitch. Saying anything won’t be enough.” Quoted by Espn

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