- Founded in:1898
- Chairman:Aitor Elizegi
- Manager:Marcelino García Toral
Alfredo Relaño reflects on Barcelona's 2-1 Copa del Rey last-16 win over Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening.
Alfredo Relaño looks at the fall-out at Barcelona in the wake of Sunday's Spanish Super Cup final defeat to Athletic Club.
Marcelino has got off to a great start at Athletic winning the Super Cup after beating both Real Madrid and Barça in the space of just four days, writes Alfredo Relaño.
At the end of the game, the Athletic Club players jumped euphorically and embraced as Marcelino beamed with the scenes resembling that of a title win.
I have to admit being a fan of this 'Rubiales format' Supercopa and I like it being staged in Andalucía during the winter...
Alfredo Relaño argues that each team "must put the collective commitment to LaLiga above apathy and a lazy unwillingness" in face of adverse weather conditions.
There was a major Copa del Rey upset in Cornellà as Atleti were dumped out of the competition by the 2B side.