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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Roger Martí (34' PEN)
  • Raúl García (56' PEN)
  • Iñigo Martínez (90'+6')

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Berenguer fires Athletic into second successive Copa final

(Changes date of Copa final in second para to April 3) (Adds details)

VALENCIA, Spain, March 4 (Reuters) - An extra-time goal from Alex Berenguer sealed Athletic Bilbao's place in a second successive Copa del Rey final when they beat Levante 2-1 after extra time on Thursday to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory.

The Basque side will play Real Sociedad in last season's postponed Copa final on April 3 before taking on Barcelona in this year's a fortnight later.

Raul Garcia shot narrowly wide as Bilbao started strongly, but they fell behind against the run of play when Roger Marti fired Levante ahead after 17 minutes with a close-range finish.

Garcia then equalised from the penalty spot on the half hour after being wrestled to the ground by Oscar Duarte when he appeared poised to tap in Inaki Williams's cross.

The Basque side looked the more likely side in the second half, but were unable to find the breakthrough in normal time before Berenguer's long-range effort deflected off Nikola Vukcevic and flew into the net eight minutes from the end of the extra period.

Bilbao coach Marcelino Garcia, who won the 2019 Copa while in charge of Valencia, could complete a unique hat-trick of back-to-back cup triumphs.

Barcelona secured their place in April's showpiece with an extra-time win on Wednesday.

The Catalans overturned Sevilla's 2-0 lead from the first leg to progress 3-2 on aggregate with goals from Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Pique and Martin Braithwaite. (Reporting by Joseph Walker, editing by Ed Osmond)

Spanish LaLiga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 38 +49 86
2 Barcelona 38 +30 73
3 Atletico Madrid 38 +22 71
4 Sevilla 38 +23 70
5 Real Betis 38 +22 65
6 Real Sociedad 38 +3 62
7 Villarreal 38 +26 59
8 Athletic Club 38 +7 55
9 Valencia 38 -5 48
10 Osasuna 38 -14 47
11 Celta Vigo 38 0 46
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 -11 42
13 Elche 38 -12 42
14 Espanyol 38 -13 42
15 Getafe 38 -8 39
16 Mallorca 38 -27 39
17 Cádiz 38 -16 39
18 Granada 38 -17 38
19 Levante 38 -25 35
20 Alavés 38 -34 31