Dream final for Susaeta and Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao continued their fine European form, this season, by booking their place in the Europa League final, where they will face Atletico Madrid, in the competition's first all-Spanish final since 2007.
The last time that two Spanish sides battled it out in a European final, Sevilla edged out Espanyol to win the tournament, much to the delight of fans who had backed the former side with Betfair Europa League betting.
Bilbao midfielder, Markel Susaeta, has admitted that facing Atletico in the final of the competition is a dream final for both clubs. There is sure to be a sensational atmosphere inside the Stadionul National, when the two La Liga clubs meet on May 9.
Susaeta remarked that the atmosphere inside San Mames, Bilbao's home ground, had inspired the side to overturn their 2-1 first-leg defeat against the Portuguese giants. “It's the dream final,” said Susaeta.
Susaeta grabbed the opening goal of his side's thrilling 3-1 victory, against Sporting, to book the club's place in the final. The midfielder's goal was followed up by further strikes from Ibai Gomez and Fernando Llorente, cancelling out Ricky van Wolfswinkel's tie-levelling first-half strike.
It was Susaeta's fifth goal in the tournament, so far, and the midfielder has been one of the major reasons behind the club's impressive European run, this season. Not many expected Bilbao to be in the final of the competition. However, those that have watched the team in Europe, this year, will not be that surprised by what they have achieved.
Atletico will almost certainly go into the final as favourites, although that will not bother Bilbao manager, Marcelo Bielsa, who will back his team to pull out one more surprise in the tournament.
Sheffield United v Chelsea Preview & Correct Score Tips – 11/07/2020
2019-20 English Premier League preview: Sheffield United v Chelsea Bramall Lane - Saturday, 11 July…
Arsenal v Leicester Preview & Correct Score Tips – 07/07/2020
2019-20 English Premier League: Arsenal v Leicester Preview - Emirates Stadium - Tuesday, 7 July…
What does Each Way mean in football betting First Goalscorer?
What does each way mean in football betting first goalscorer Explained. How to get Unlimited…
Man City v Liverpool Predictions & Preview – 02/07/2020 – Citizens look to rebound with win against Red’s
2019-20 English Premier League preview: Manchester City v Liverpool Etihad stadium - Thursday, 2 July…
Top 4 Premier League 2020 Contenders & Best Odds
English Premier League: Top 4 Premier League probables and online bookmakers odds. With Liverpool being…
Liverpool Win Fastest Ever Premier League Title
Liverpool are 2020 Premier League champions. Fans of Liverpool rejoiced world over as Jurgen Klopp's…