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Spanish Super Cup: Williams' Late Strike Sends Holder Athletic Past Atletico Into Final

Spanish Super Cup: Williams' Late Strike Sends Holder Athlet

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Athletic Bilbao forward Nico Williams struck late in the second half to give the Spanish Super Cup holders a 2-1 comeback win over LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid in Thursday's semifinal.

Bilbao set up a showpiece clash on Sunday against Real Madrid, who beat Barcelona on Wednesday.

After a slow-paced first period in Riyadh's half-empty King Fahd stadium the teams woke up when Atletico went ahead just past the hour with an own goal by Bilbao keeper Unai Simon.

Lemar's corner from the right was met by the head of Joao Felix whose effort struck the post only for the ball to hit the back of the diving Simon and cross the line.

Bilbao equalised with another header from a corner as Yeray Alvarez found the net from close range in the 77th minute.

They then piled the pressure on Atletico, whose goalkeeper Jan Oblak made three glorious saves.

But even the outstanding Oblak could not keep out Williams' low shot from a rebound on edge of the area that went in off the post in the 81st to secure the victory.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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La Liga Santander 2021/2022 TABLE

La Liga Santander
No Teams P Pts
1 Real Madrid 38 86
2 Barcelona 38 73
3 Atletico Madrid 38 71
4 Sevilla 38 70
5 Real Betis 38 65
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Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid

Club Atlético de Madrid commonly referred to as Atlético de Madrid or simply as Atlético or Atleti, is a Spanish professional foot...

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Club, also commonly known as Athletic Bilbao, is a Spanish professional football club based in the city of Bilbao in the Ba...

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