Barca come into this game following their narrow league defeat to Real Madrid in 'El Clasico' last weekend. Frenchman Karim Benzema opened the scoring, and Toni Kroos doubled the home side's advantage with a deflected free-kick. A goal on the hour mark by defender Oscar Mingueza was all Barcelona could manage, however, leaving Koeman's side 3rd in La Liga.
Athletic played in a Copa del Rey final just two weeks ago, however they too were without success. It was an all-Basque affair of the 2020 final that was delayed due to pandemic, however Bilbao failed to shine. Imanol Alguacil's Real Sociedad triumphed to their first trophy in 34 years, leaving the manager to break out in celebration after the match.
Athletic will have a second shot at the trophy in a matter of weeks, whilst Koeman will be looking for his first silverware as Barca boss.
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