Athletic Bilbao is going head to head with Barcelona starting on 21 Aug 2021 at 20:00 UTC at San Mames stadium, Bilbao city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
The Athletic–Barcelona clásico refers to football matches between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona, two clubs competing in Spanish football competitions.The two clubs are among the oldest in the country, and have participated in every season of the national championship, La Liga.
Owing to this, as well as contesting nine finals of the Copa del Rey[ in which they are the two most successful clubs) it is the third most-played football fixture in Spain, after the meetings of each with the third constant member of the league, Real Madrid. Due to this, it has been referred to as a Clásico, the modern Spanish term for a significant and traditional fixture (a classic) which is not a derbi based on geographical proximity.
We have the first one and now we are going to fight to the last game in La Liga.”For Athletic is was a second Copa del Rey final defeat in two weeks after they lost to Real Sociedad in the delayed 2020 final on 3 April.