The Real society champion of the Copa del Rey 2020 this Saturday after beating 1-0 at Athletic Club Bilbao in a final with special seasoning for being the basque derby (first in history). The team led by Imanol Alguacil won with a penalty of Mikel Oyarzabal (63 ‘) in what meant his second cup title after thirty-four years without achieving it (1987).
In a La Cartuja stadium in Seville without an audience due to the coronavirus pandemic (there were only a handful of official guests), Real Sociedad won the Basque derby and was proclaimed champion of the Copa del Rey 2020 in a game postponed by Covid- 19. The match had been postponed in the hope that it could be played but it could not be. “It is a very beautiful day in which you remember everyone, I want to give this to all the fans,” said the scorer, Oyarzabal, after the final on Telecinco television.
Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, the public was prevented from traveling to Seville, although several fans met in San Sebastián and Bilbao. In the last city mentioned there were some incidents with the police. The agents tried to disperse the groups of fans, who exceeded the number of people allowed by the health situation and the restrictions imposed by the pandemic were not being met.
Athletic, the last champion of the Spanish Super Cup, started the game well until Oyarzabal’s goal arrived, which changed the process of the match. Íñigo Martínez knocked down Portu in the area and referee Javier Estrada did not hesitate and whistled a penalty, so that captain Oyarzabal scored the title goal. The referee had taken a red for Martínez but then he rectified with the VAR and left him a yellow. Now those of Athletic will have a rematch on April 17 when they play the final of the current season against him. Barcelona. The ‘Leones’ will then try to win their 25th Copa del Rey title.
Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon; De Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Íñigo Martínez, Yuri; Alex Berenguer, Unai Vencedor Paris, Dani García, Muniain; Raúl García, Iñaki Williams. DT: M. García Toral. Real society: Alex Remiro; Andoni Gerosabel, Igor Zubeldia, Robert Le Normand, Nacho Monreal; David Silva, Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino; Portu, Alexander Isak, Mikel Oyarzabal. DT: Imanol Alguacil. Referee: Javier Estrada. Stadium: La Cartuja (Seville).