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February 7, 2020
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    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi made his 75th appearance in the Copa del Rey – equalling the club record held by Josep Samitier

    Barcelona’s hopes of reaching a seventh successive Copa del Rey final have ended at the quarter-final stage with defeat by Athletic Bilbao.

    The tight contest was decided in the third minute of stoppage time when Spanish forward Inaki Williams headed past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

    Barcelona captain Lionel Messi wasted a good late chance when he fired at the legs of Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simon.

    There was another cup shock earlier when Real Madrid lost to Real Sociedad.

    It means for the first time since 2010, the Copa del Rey final will feature neither Barcelona nor Real.

    The two surprise results come a day after second-tier side Mirandes defeated Villarreal 4-2. Granada, who overcame Valencia 2-1, make up the semi-final line-up.

    • Line-ups
    • Match Stats

    Line-ups

    Ath Bilbao

    • 1Simón
    • 5ÁlvarezBooked at 44mins
    • 3Núñez
    • 4Martínez
    • 21Capa
    • 14García CarrilloBooked at 63mins
    • 16VesgaBooked at 53minsSubstituted forSan Joséat 66'minutes
    • 17Berchiche Izeta
    • 22GarcíaSubstituted forGómezat 89'minutes
    • 10MuniainSubstituted forAdurizat 77'minutes
    • 9Williams

    Substitutes

    • 6San José
    • 12Larrazabal
    • 15Lekue
    • 19Gómez
    • 20Aduriz
    • 25Villalibre
    • 31Ezkieta

    Barcelona

    • 1ter Stegen
    • 2Nélson SemedoBooked at 6mins
    • 3PiquéBooked at 72minsSubstituted forUmtitiat 80'minutes
    • 15Lenglet
    • 18AlbaBooked at 40mins
    • 21de JongBooked at 57mins
    • 5Busquets
    • 4RakiticSubstituted forArthurat 69'minutesBooked at 81mins
    • 20Roberto
    • 10MessiBooked at 39mins
    • 31FatiSubstituted forGriezmannat 57'minutes

    Substitutes

    • 8Arthur
    • 17Griezmann
    • 22Vidal
    • 23Umtiti
    • 24Firpo
    • 26Peña
    • 30Collado

    Referee:Juan Martínez MunueraAttendance:49,154

    Match Stats

    Home TeamAth BilbaoAway TeamBarcelonaPossessionHome32%Away68%ShotsHome7Away11Shots on TargetHome1Away5CornersHome3Away4FoulsHome15Away13

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