Athletic enjoy their night. Champion of the Super Cup. It is his third title in the competition, in addition to the short-lived Eva Duarte Cup. One more notch in a record that, with 8 Leagues, 24 Cups, 3 Super Cups, and 1 Eva Duarte, needed to refresh. A feat Williams launched the day before when he was questioned about what it would mean to win this Super Cup leaving Real Madrid and Barcelona on the road. It would be milk, not to say something stronger added Marcelino.

Athletic win a title only 6 years after having done it for the last time when they also shone in the Super Cup. Between that and the previous one, there were 31 years of dry land. Too long to feel like a winner. Athletic may have found the way because the titles of 2015 and 2021 are joined by the lost Cup finals in 2009, 2012, and 2015 or the Europa League in 2012. There will be no one to say that these are bad times. Especially if the comparison is made to anyone other than Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, or Atletico.

And now that? Athletic is launched. The Super Cup was his first final of 2021 because in April he will have to play the pending of the 2020 Cup against Real Sociedad. The year that has just entered can be a spectacle for the lions, who have not won two titles in the same season since the double in 1984. It was the year of the jubilee because the League and Cup titles were joined by the Super Cup, which at that time had no discussion: when the League and Cup champion coincided, the third most important title in Spanish football went straight to the showcase. of the club.


Marcelino Garcia Toral enters the history of Athletic. La Cartuja has opened the door to the coaches who have achieved a title at the club. In that academy of honor of the lions, the Asturian occupies a space next to Ernesto Valverde, until yesterday the last coach to win a championship with the rojiblanco first team: Txingurri also did it in the Super Cup, in 2015, and also against the Barcelona. That merit club is headed by Mister Pentland (Frederick Beaconsfield Pentland) who in the two stages that he was in command of the first team from 1922 to 1925 and from 1929 to 1933 he won 2 Leagues, 5 Cups, and 5 regional championships. In 1930 he was the first coach to lift the League and the Cup in the same campaign. He has taken a liking to the finals against Barcelona. He won the Cup with Valencia and the Super Cup with Athletic.

They are the only two times he has been able to beat them in 23 games in which he has faced the Catalans. The success he has come to the race. Almost newcomer. He signed on January 4 as coach following the firing of Gaizka Garitano and has become champion in his third game on the bench. He started the stage with a defeat in LaLiga against Barcelona (2-3) and the next two games have been the Super Cup victories against Real Madrid and Barcelona.

He is a technician of record. The Villaviciosa coach is already linked forever to the pages of joy and success of Athletic. If in April he becomes the coach who returns the Cup to Bilbao, he will be able to ask for whatever he wants. Marcelino (55 years old) is eager to experience a home match in San Mames. The pandemic invites you to think that you will not be able to have it until the next year. It’s hard to imagine what his reception will be like if he steps on the grass as a double champion.


Leagues : 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1943, 1956, 1983 and 198424 Cups: 1902, 1903, 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969, 1973 and 19843 Super Cups : 1984, 2015 and 20211 Eva Duarte Cup : 1950