Defending champion Barcelona is out of the King’s Cup after losing to Bilbao
Barcelona, the defending champion, was expelled from the King’s Cup, after losing 3-2 to its host Athletic Bilbao after extra time in the last eight on Thursday.
Bilbao advanced with a superb shot by Iker Muniain against Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Newcomer Ferran Torres equalized for the away team with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, scoring his first goal with the Catalan team.
Inago Martinez restored Bilbao’s lead four minutes before the end, but Barcelona forced their hosts to go into extra time after Pedri equalized in stoppage time.
Munayen decided Bilbao’s victory with a penalty awarded by the referee after consulting the VAR for a handball against Jordi Alba.