Athletic in the Cup the most desired fratricidal duel

Fate has led the Basques and Navarrese to share the semifinals with the two ocean liners, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, ​​rivals that both want to avoid in this Friday’s draw

Osasuna, AthleticReal Madrid and FC Barcelona in the semifinals of Copa del Rey. The only four clubs in all of Spanish football that belong to the partners. This Friday the pairings are raffled, but in Bilbao and Pamplona there is a favorite duel. And fratricidal.

Evidently Osasuna Y Athletic they want to measure their faces in Cup. By many factors. The first and most important, because both San Mamés and El Sadar would dress up for a party, with a large crowd of visiting fans and a Basque derby atmosphere.

Athletic reaches its fourth consecutive semifinal

The advantages of an Osasuna Athletic in the Copa del Rey

But there are many more factors. At this point in the competition, it seems clear that both Athletic and Osasuna want to savor a Cup final. It is also obvious that the options for both of them to beat Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, ​​which are few, decrease even more in a double game .

If they want to win the Copa del Rey, they will have to beat one or the other. For this reason, given the choice, better a match, already knowing in a final that it grants many additional advantages. Because the finalist goes to the Arabian Super Cup, in which just by participating you already have the right to a juicy financial prize.

Special match for many players

But an Osasuna Athletic in the Cup semifinals would also be a special duel for many of them. Raúl García, Sancet, Berenguer, Iker Muniain… all of them trained in Osasuna, except for one Muniain who, despite being born in Pamplona, ​​jumped into the Athletic youth academy very early.

It will also be special for players who have dreamed of reinforcing Athletic, such as David García or Jon Moncayola. An Osasuna Athletic always involves enormous rivalry, color and a derby atmosphere in the stands. And if by the way Barcelona and Real Madrid are avoided, all the better.

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