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Osasuna made history as they reached the Copa del Rey final for only the second time in their history. The Pamplona side had the advantage coming into the second leg of the semi-final after a 1-0 win in their home game. Inaki Williams’ close-range strike levelled the tie in the first half, taking the game to extra time. With four minutes to go, Pablo Ibanez scored the first goal of his senior career with an excellent 18-yard volley, securing a dramatic victory for Osasuna.
This marks the closest Osasuna have ever come to winning a major trophy, having lost to Real Betis in the 2004-05 Copa del Rey final. They will now face either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the final, with Barca leading 1-0 going into Wednesday’s second leg.
The line-ups for the match saw Athletic Bilbao deploy a 4-1-4-1 formation, with Agirrezabala, De Marcos, Álvarez, Martínez, Berchiche, Vesga, Williams, Sancet, Muniain and Nico Williams starting. Osasuna opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Herrera, Moncayola, Hernández, García, Álvaro Armado, Torró, Gómez Bardonado, García, Oroz, Ezzalzouli and Kike all starting.
The match stats showed that Athletic Bilbao had 63% possession, with 14 shots and 5 shots on target. Osasuna had 37% possession, with 7 shots and 3 shots on target. There were 4 corners for Athletic Bilbao and 3 for Osasuna, while the fouls were 15 for Athletic Bilbao and 17 for Osasuna. Carlos del Cerro Grande was the referee for the match and 51,544 people attended.
Osasuna’s victory was a historic moment for the club and they will now be looking forward to their first major trophy in their history when they face either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.