Athletic and Levante have signed a draw in the first leg of the semifinals from Copa del Rey. Melero opened the scoring for the Valencian team and Íñigo Martínez it tied the contest for the lions. Completely open tie for the first leg in three weeks, although with a slight advantage for the team of Paco Lopez, which will suffice with a tie to zero.
The game began with equality as the usual trend, the two teams studied each other and the match was played more in the center of the field than in rival areas. The first goal of the game would not arrive until minute 25, when Melero took advantage of a De Frutos assistance to pierce the goal defended by Unai Simón.
After the Levantine goal, those of Marcelino They did not collapse and began to create their clearest chances, although the visitors would be winning by the minimum at halftime. After the return of the changing rooms, Athletic took full control of the game, and it was a matter of minutes for the tie to fall.
Muniain took a corner kick and put a millimeter ball to it Íñigo Martínez, with a subtle header to put the tables on the scoreboard. From then on, the lions turned even more in attack, motivated by the tying goal.
Long possessions and dangerous occasions of Athletic against a Levante that considered the draw to one good. Finally, the tie ended up winning on the scoreboard, the fairest result considering what was seen in the 90 minutes. The tie will be decided in three weeks at the City of Valencia between two teams that really want to play a final.
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