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Athletic will seek its 40th Cup final, the sixth in the last 15 years

Athletic will seek its 40th Cup final, the sixth in the last 15 years

Athletic will seek its 40th Cup final, the sixth in the last 15 years

Euskaraz irakurri: Athleticek bere 40. Kopako finalarengatik borrokatuko du ostegunean

Athletic Club will play the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday with the goal of reaching the 40th final of its history in the tournament, which would also be the sixth in the last 15 years.

In the 39 finals he has played so far The Bilbao team has won 23 titlesthose of 1903, 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969, 1973 and 1984. The latter will turn 40 on May 5.

The Bilbao club also counts as its own that of 1902, when with the name of Bizcaya won the Coronation Cup which is displayed in the Athletic Museum, and the runner-up finish in 1907.

In recent years, Athletic has recovered its historic cup tradition since what will be resolved on Thursday in La Catedral will be the fifth consecutive semi-final faced by the red and whites.

The five finals also make him the second team with the most presences in the last three decadesonly behind Barcelona (10) and ahead of Real Madrid (4), Sevilla (3), Atlético de Madrid and Valencia (2) and Alavés, Betis, Real Sociedad, Osasuna and Mallorca, with one each.

Source: Eitb

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