Spanish Copa del Rey 2022 Live: Athletic Club hosted Valencia in the 2021-22 Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on Wednesday, as both sides look to reverse their league defeat.
On Saturday, Celta Vigo beat Vallecano 2-0, while Betis lost to Villarreal with the same score at home the next day. Los Frangyros never won the King’s Cup, while reaching the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since the 1981-82 season, in a sign of his accomplishments.
Spanish Copa del Rey 2022 Live Athletic Club vs Valencia
The Phélicans reached this for the first time since the 1981-82 campaign, when they lost to Sporting Gijon in the semi-finals. They are now hoping to reach the cup final for the first time, although Betis have been fierce in the competition so far.
The Greens defeated rivals Sevilla in the round of 16 before beating Real Sociedad 4-0 in the final. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have already beaten their Madrid counterparts this season, but ended in a 1-1 draw in a January upset.
To reach this stage of the competition, Rayo had to win five matches, beating Guijuelo, Burgantino, Mirandes and Girona before beating Mallorca in the quarter-finals earlier this month.