Real Sociedad wins the Copa del Rey 2020 after winning an exciting Basque derby.
The 2020 Copa del Rey final could not be played due to the pandemic, but a year later, Real Sociedad lifted the cup after beating Athletic Club 0-1 . Mikel Oyerzabal put the Blue and Whites ahead in the 63rd minute and the score was no longer moved.
Estrada Fernández points out a penalty in favor of Real Sociedad.
Never seen before in a Cup final: the referee expels Íñigo Martínez and the VAR makes him return from the dressing room
The first half of the 2020 Copa del Rey final did not have goals, but it did have a lot of intensity. A very physical game and two teams fully committed to the cause , although Real Sociedad was the team that led the initiative for the crash the longest.
Athletic preferred to go back and looked for the counter, without suffering in their field, but without putting fear in the opposite. A right hand from Íñigo that sent Remiro flying to avoid the goal was the highlight of the first 45 minutes of the match.
The second part began with the VAR taking center stage in a play that the Real Sociedad players saw as a penalty per hand inside the area, but which was penalized outside of it after several minutes of uncertainty.
Yes, it was a penalty for a gallop by Portu in which he fell in the area. The referee expelled Íñigo Martínez , but the VAR rescued the Athletic player and the play was left with a yellow card. Mikel Oyerzabal did not hesitate and scored the maximum penalty.
From that moment, the Real fell back before the constant attacks of an Athletic Club that was not willing to throw the final. However, the ‘lions’ were not able to tie and it was the blue and white who were crowned with the final whistle.