Real Sociedad won the King's Cup for the 2019/20 season, after beating Athletic Bilbao by a minimum of 1: 0. The only goal in the match was scored by Oyarsabal from a penalty. The match was supposed to take place in April last year, but was postponed several times due to coronavirus attacks.
In the first half, both teams were quite cautious and rarely looked at the opponent's door. In the 35th minute, Athletic Bilbao was very close to leaving his team with 10 people, after Danny Garcia committed a very serious offense against an opposing player, and the situation was discussed with VAR. In the end, the player got away with only a yellow card.
At the beginning of the second half, the Real Sociedad team had serious claims for a penalty for a handball in the penalty area. However, the Chief Judge considered the situation with VAR and then decided that there were not enough grounds to award a penalty, as the violation was on the border of the field.
In the 59th minute Inigo Martinez knocked down an opponent in the penalty area, and the referee Javier Estrada Fernandez immediately showed him a red card. The video surveillance system intervened again, convincing the referee to point to the white dot, but to issue only a yellow card to the Bilbao player. Behind the ball stood Oyarsabal, who made the score 1: 0.
Athletic tried to return to the match, but never created anything dangerous at the door of Real Sociedad and said goodbye to his dream to lift the trophy.
Thanks to their victory, Real Sociedad won the King's Cup for the third time in its history. The last time the team triumphed in the tournament was in 1987.
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