March 5, 2020 / 10:02 PM / 25 days ago

Soccer-Athletic Bilbao overcome Granada on away goals to reach Cup final

GRANADA, Spain, March 5 (Reuters) - Athletic Bilbao sneaked into the Copa del Rey final at the expense of Granada on away goals after losing 2-1 at the Andalusian side in their semi-final return leg on Thursday.

Athletic, who won the first leg 1-0 in Bilbao last month, seemed headed for a surprise exit after Granada forward Carlos Fernandez struck in the 48th minute and a header from defender German Sanchez doubled their advantage in the 76th.

But Athletic grabbed a crucial away goal through Yuri Berchiche in the 81st minute to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate, setting up set up an all-Basque showpiece against Real Sociedad on April 18 in Seville. (Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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