Atletico seemed to make a blitz start against Bilbao. João Felix poked the ball against the net after 8 seconds, but the party was canceled: the attacker was offside.
Halfway through the 2nd half it was again Felix who hit the mark, albeit with some luck. The Portuguese’s header hit the post and bounced off Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon.
Atletico was in a seat in no time, but the Spanish champion squandered his bonus in the final quarter. Thanks to Yeray Alvarez and Nico Williams, Bilbao went up and over the Madrilenians, who ended the match with tens after Gimenez got red.
Athletic can compete against Real Madrid in the final. That game will be played on Sunday evening. Real dealt with Barcelona in its semi-final yesterday.