Athletic embracing their Super Cup underdog status

12/1/2022 8:20:00 PM

Athletic embracing their Super Cup underdog status

Athletic embracing their Super Cup underdog status

(Adds dropped word in par four)By Fernando KallasRIYADH : Spanish Super Cup holders Athletic Bilbao are relishing their underdog status as they prepare to face LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of this year's tournament in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.Athletic won their third S

By Fernando KallasRIYADH : Spanish Super Cup holders Athletic Bilbao are relishing their underdog status as they prepare to face LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of this year's tournament in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.Athletic won their third Super Cup last year against the odds, overcoming Barcelona after extra time in the final in Spain after the tournament was moved from original hosts Saudi Arabia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After their stunning victory, the Copa del Rey finalists are ready to seize another opportunity to shock their rivals and secure a place in Sunday's final against Real Madrid or Barcelona, who play later on Wednesday."I think it's beautiful to come here as the underdog. It's marvellous not to be the favourites," Athletic captain Inigo Martinez told a news conference in Riyadh on Wednesday.

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