Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 04:21 pm
An own goal by Unai Simón had given Atlético de Madrid the initial advantage, but Athletic Club never gave up and tried by all means to score on the mattress goal. The circumstances forced him to go to the front and, happily, for his interests they scored two goals in less than five minutes.
In the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup, Yeray Álvarez was in charge of signing the partial 1-1. And at 81, Nico Williams took advantage of a rebound in the area and took the strong shot to overcome the resistance of goalkeeper Jan Oblak at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh.
The triumph (2-1) of Athletic Club allows them to dispute the final of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, January 16 with Real Madrid, who defeated Barcelona 3-2 on recent Wednesday.
Athletic Club commanded in Riyadh
A goal from Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simón (62) put Atlético ahead, but Yeray Álvarez equalized with a header (77 ′) and Nico Williams made it 2-1 (81 ′), which will allow Athletic to defend its crown.
Athletic will face Real Madrid in the final, who had beaten Barcelona 3-2 in overtime and was the winner of the competition two years ago, when they beat the Basques on penalties in Yedá, on the shores of the Sea Red, in the first edition of the Super Cup played in Arabia.
This Thursday, after a gray first half, with the two teams very close together more concerned with defending than attacking, the game was encouraged in the second half.