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Barça and Leonas face each other in the Cup semi-finals

Barça and Leonas face each other in the semifinals of the Cup

Jeickson Sulbaran

February 13, 2024 | 12:30 p.m.

In a duel that promises to be exciting, the Athletic Club de Bilbao is preparing to face FC Barcelona in the semifinals of the Copa de la Reina. This series, which will be defined in two games, puts at stake not only the pass to the final, but also the pride and history of two teams with a significant legacy in women's football Spanish. We enter a confrontation where every detail counts and every moment can be decisive.

The first match, which will be played on March 7 in Biscay territory, will be a litmus test for the Lionesses. Athletic Club, with a notable history in the competition, has the opportunity to prove its worth against a formidable rival. The return, scheduled for seven days later in Barcelona, ​​will be equally crucial. Both teams, aware of the importance of these confrontations, prepare to give their best.

A look at the history and numbers of this matchup

Barça and Leonas face each other in the semifinals of the Cup

History tells us that these encounters are not just anything. With seven previous cup duels between both teams, Athletic Club has achieved two wins, two draws and three losses against Barça. These numbers, far from being a simple statistical record, reflect the intensity and competitiveness that have always characterized the confrontations between these two giants of women's football.

The last time they met in a similar situation was in the 2017/18 season, also in the semifinals., where Barcelona won the penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw. This memory, still fresh in the memory of both teams, will undoubtedly be another incentive in this new edition of the Copa de la Reina.

A challenge for the lionesses and Barça

In the current panorama, FC Barcelona presents itself as a colossus. His numbers in the F League and in Europe are simply impressive. With 45 points obtained after winning the fifteen games played, and a balance of 69 goals in favor and only three against, the Catalan team shows why it is one of the favorites to repeat the title it already won last year.

For its part, Athletic Club, currently in ninth position with 20 points, faces a major challenge. The league match in November, which ended with a 4-0 victory for Barça, is a clear indicator of the difficulty that the Lionesses will face. However, in football, as in life, the background does not always define the future. Athletic Club, with its fighting spirit and its ability to surprise, will seek to write a new page in its history.

In the semifinals of the Queen's Cup between Barça and the Lionesses of Athletic, they promise to be much more than two football matches. They will be a showcase of talent, strategy and passion. A duel where the history, present and future of Spanish women's football come together. These matches are an example of how far women's sports have come and the commitment of these teams to continue raising the level of the competition.

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