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Athletic Club and Mallorca Clash in Unexpected Copa del Rey Final Showdown



Athletic Club and Mallorca are set to face off in the much-anticipated Copa del Rey final at the iconic Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla this Saturday. This unexpected final matchup comes after both teams managed to outshine traditional powerhouses like Real Madrid and Barcelona to reach this stage of the competition. With Athletic Club aiming to end a 40-year title drought and Mallorca hoping to secure an upset victory, the stage is set for an exciting showdown.

Athletic Club, boasting a rich history in the Copa del Rey with 23 titles to their name, has endured a lengthy wait since their last triumph in 1984. Mallorca, on the other hand, is no stranger to cup success, having claimed the trophy in 2003. The final promises to be a clash of contrasting ambitions, with Athletic Club eager to add to their silverware collection and Mallorca looking to create another upset in the tournament.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 10:00 p.m. local time in Seville, Spain, providing football fans around the world with an intriguing spectacle. For viewers in the USA, the game will be broadcast on while fans in Canada can catch the action on . UK viewers can tune in to , and those in Australia can watch the final on . In India, the match will be available on FanCode.

As the two teams prepare to take the field, Athletic Club will be without the services of key attacker Nico Williams due to a muscle injury. His absence puts added pressure on his older brother Inaki Williams to lead the line, supported by a strong midfield and defensive setup. Mallorca, meanwhile, faces a fitness concern over defender Martin Valjent, with Abdon Prats and Antonio Sanchez likely to feature prominently in the starting lineup.

Athletic Club’s recent form, with just one defeat in their last five matches across all competitions, positions them as the favorites heading into the final. Mallorca, still fighting to secure their La Liga status, will be looking to spring a surprise and lift the Copa del Rey trophy once again. With predictions pointing towards a narrow victory for Athletic Club, fans can expect a tightly contested and thrilling final showdown at the Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla.

Rachel Adams

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