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Real Madrid’s double bid ends in shock loss to Athletic Bilbao


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Fri, 2022-02-04 02:33

MADRID: Real Madrid’s hopes of clinching a Spanish domestic double were dashed on Thursday as Athletic Bilbao scored a dramatic 89th-minute winner to knock them out of the Copa del Rey.
Alex Berenguer’s scintillating strike after a Casemiro mistake was enough to seal a shock 1-0 victory at San Mames and send Athletic through to the semifinals.
With Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla already out, Madrid were firm favorites to win the Copa del Rey while in La Liga, they are in the driving seat too, sitting four points ahead of Sevilla at the top of the table.

Athletic Bilbao's Alex Berenguer (not pictured) scores their first goal against Real Madrid on February 3, 2022. (REUTERS/Vincent West)
Athletic Bilbao's Alex Berenguer, second left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during their quarter final soccer match with Real Madrid in Bilbao on Feb. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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