Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino García Toral is hoping to win the third cup final of his career against Barcelona this Saturday when the two teams meet in the 2021 Copa del Rey Final. Having won the 2019 Cup with Valencia and the 2021 Supercup with Bilbao last January, Marcelino knows how to beat the Blaugrana in a one-off title decider, and he shared some of that blueprint with the press on Friday.
Friday RB Leipzig v Hoffenheim - 2:30p on ESPN+ Tyler Adams and Chris Richards face off in this weekends edition of American’s facing off in the Bundesliga (AFOITB), probably need to work on a better name for that. Tyler Adams started last weekends 4-1 drubbing of Werder Bremen but did come off at halftime with some back issues. However, he was back in training this week so it seems it was largely precautionary and he could be available this weekend.
Lille can dial up the pressure on the Ligue 1 chasing pack, Bayern Munich face a thorny test following their Champions League exit and Athletic Bilbao will again try to win the Copa del Rey. Here is a look at some of the standout action in Europe this weekend. Lille in game of cat and mouse For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel.
|Champions League (League Winners): Atlético de Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Villarreal|
|Relegation (League Position): Elche, Alavés, Eibar|