Football: Barca dumped out of Copa del Rey by last-gasp Williams strike

BILBAO, SPAIN – Barcelona were sent crashing out of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals as they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Thursday (Feb 6) after a stoppage time header from Inaki Williams.

Striker glanced a cross into the corner to spark jubilant scenes inside a rocking San Mames stadium, just moments after he had squandered a gilt-edged chance.

Barca captain Lionel Messi spurned a glorious late opportunity for the visitors when he could only shoot at the legs of Athletic keeper Unai while his fellow striker Antoine Griezmann also came close in the second half.

The Catalans have won the Cup a record 30 times but join Real Madrid in being knocked out after Zinedine Zidane’s side were beaten 4-3 at home to Real Sociedad earlier on Thursday.

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