The footballers of Athletic Bilbao advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after defeating Barcelona 4-2. The hero of the match was Inaki Williams who scored the decisive goal in extra time, setting the final score that led his team to the next phase of the competition. Just the day before, Williams had returned from Ivory Coast where Ghana was eliminated from the African Cup of Nations, and now he dealt a painful blow to the Catalan team. Athletic Bilbao took the lead just 36 seconds into the game when Gorka Guruzeta scored a goal against Barcelona. Robert Lewandowski equalized for Barcelona in the 26th minute, followed by Lamine Jamal giving them the lead in the 32nd minute. However, Bilbao managed to equalize in the 49th minute through Oihan Sancet, leading to extra time. In the first period of extra time, there were no opportunities until the 105th minute when Inaki Williams hit the post, then seized the rebound and scored for a 3-2 lead. In the second period of extra time, Bilbao maintained their lead, and in the final moments, Nico Williams confirmed the victory for the final score of 4-2.