Marcelino‘s developing a fondness for breaking hearts.
Less than a week after beating Barcelona in the final of the Supercopa de Espana and exactly a week after beating Real Madrid in its semi-final, Athletic Bilbao have proceeded to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey thanks to a late winner.
Their opponents were third-tier UD Ibiza, but this was a tie nobody was taking for granted given the exits of both Madrid and Atletico Madrid to third-tier opposition in this season’s Copa.
There had been hope early doors that Ibiza could join Cornella and Alcoyano in delivering an upset. They gave Athletic a guard of honour pre-game but showed no respect after the first whistle, taking the lead in the 12th minute through Javi Perez.