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Athletic beats Osasuna in Copa del Rey

Athletic beats Osasuna in Copa del Rey

Athletic Bilbao beat Osasuna 2-0 and 3-1 on aggregate to advance to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday.
Athletic, a 23-time champion of the Spanish cup competition, will next play Sporting Gijon.
Igor Gabilondo collected at the top of the area and curled a rising shot beyond goalkeeper Ricardo Lopez to open in the fifth minute at San Mames Stadium.
Markel Susaeta led an Athletic buildup in the 18th with some quick one-touch passing which Ion Velez capped as his shot from the left deflected off Jose "Josetxo" Romero's foot over Lopez for an own-goal.
Athletic goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz saved Javier Portillo's penalty in the 64th, the visitors' best chance.
In other first legs next Wednesday, Spanish league leader Barcelona plays at crosstown rival Espanyol, defending champion Valencia welcomes 2007 winner Sevilla, and Mallorca hosts Real Betis.
The return legs will be played on Jan. 28.
Real Betis beat Real Union and Espanyol was a winner over Polideportivo El Ejido on Wednesday to ensure that only topflight clubs reached the last eight. Union and El Ejido both play in the third division.


Updated : 2021-02-27 23:51 GMT+08:00