After what the classification of the Real Madrid to final of the Spanish Super Cup for his emotional victory in the Classic before him Barcelona, the second semi-final was played in Saudi Arabia on Atletico Madrid and the Athletic Bilbao.
The red and white tinted show was pretty poor. Despite the hierarchy of the protagonists, the colchoneros and the Basques opted for defensive schemes, without risks or dangerous actions. After a gray first half, with the two teams very close together, more concerned with defending than attacking, the game came alive in the second half. After half-time, both teams gave their game a little more intensity, but Atlético Madrid found the goal first.
The capital team’s goal came as a result of an accident. Was a blooper interpreted by Unai Simon, the experienced goalkeeper of the Spanish team, who failed in the calculation and was ridiculed.
a center of french Thomas Lemar in the complement found the head of Joao Felix, who celebrated the conquest as his own. The Portuguese looked for the farthest stick of Simon, but the pipe prevented the conquest. Only due to the intervention of the goalkeeper did the ball cross the goal line, since the capricious bounced off the back of the goalkeeper and went into it.
Despite the advantage, the cholos Simeone They didn’t know how to hold the marker. In four minutes his dream of accessing the decisive duel against the Meringue, Given the Yeray Alvarez, head, and Nick Williams They put definitive figures on the clash played in the King Fahd Stadium.
The Athletic Bilbao will be measured in the final Real Madrid, who on Wednesday had won 3-2 in extra time Barcelona and that he was the winner of the competition two years ago, when he won on penalties against mattress in Jeddah, On the banks of Red Sea, in the first edition of the Super Cup played in Saudi Arabia.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Giménez, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Carrasco; Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Lemar; Strap, Felix.
Athletic Club: Simon; Yeray, Martinez, Balenziaga, De Marcos; Garcia, Zarraga, Berenguer, Muniain; Sancet, Williams.