Barcelona was knocked out of the Cup as Athletic hit extra-time double

The hosts took an early lead thanks to Gorka Guruzeta's strike from a rebound in the first minute, but Barca managed to hit back before the break with two goals in five minutes.

Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona 4-2 at home to knock them out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday as brothers Inaki and Nico Williams scored in extra time in a breathtaking quarter-final.

Athletic’s Yuri Berchiche attempted to clear the ball from his six-yard box but it cannoned off Robert Lewandowski and into the empty net in the 27th minute.

Lamine Yamal then produced a moment of magic as he raced past three defenders to the edge of the area where he cut inside and slotted a brilliant strike just inside the far post.

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Athletic, however, fought back after the break and leveled in the 49th minute with a towering header by Oihan Sancet from a splendid cross from the left by Nico Williams.

As Athletic pushed for a third, with the skillful Nico Williams creating all kinds of trouble for Barca’s defense, they were often exposed on the counter and 16-year-old Yamal missed two easy chances from close range.