Inaki Williams Scores Against Athletico Madrid As Athletic Bilbao Make It To Copa del Rey Final

Inaki Williams Scores Against Athletico Madrid As Athletic Bilbao Make It To Copa del Rey Final

  • Inaki Williams was on the score sheet for Athletic Bilbao as The Lions trashed Athletico Madrid by three goals to nil in the Copa del Rey semi-final
  • The Ghanaian striker was assisted by his brother Nico Williams in the 13th minute as he shamed the ball on the volley from his inch-perfect cross
  • Bilbao beat Athletico by a goal to nil in the first leg of the tie, and The Lions are set to face Mallorca in the final of the competition

Ghanaian striker Inaki Williams was the man of the moment as Athletic Bilbao produced a stunning performance to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final and book their place in the final against Mallorca.

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Inaki Williams scores against Athletico Madrid Photo Source: AthleticClub
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The Basque side, who had won 1-0 in Madrid weeks ago, took an early lead when Inaki Williams volleyed home a cross from his younger brother Nico Williams in the 13th minute.

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The Williams brothers combined again just before half-time, with Nico scoring from close range after Inaki's low cross. Inaki's performance has impressed many Ghanaians.

Gorka Guruzeta completed the rout in the 61st minute with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box.

Athletic, who have won the Copa del Rey 23 times but not since 1984, will face Mallorca in the final on April 6 at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.

Owuraku Ampofo praises Inaki

Seasoned sports journalist Owuraku Ampofo has lauded Inaki Williams for his stellar performance against Athletico Madrid. Speaking to, Owuraku said:

Iñaki Williams' goal on Thursday night shows the understanding between the team and player, Athletic Club play with their two wingers as strikers basically Both Nico and Iñaki have the freedom to enter the box when the ball is not on their flank, as seen in both goals. Iñaki is having a stellar season this year with a slight tweak to his role, which has seen him in more space to score and create (11 goals and 5 assists in all competitions)

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Ghanaians praise Inaki Williams gathered some reactions from social media users.

Amely said:

Strategic play, brilliant tactics!

URSSHER commented:

Jordan Ayew won’t give this pass , he will hold on the ball for foul

mickeyjnr_11 wrote:

I wonder why Inaki doesn't play like this for the Ghana national team

Ashley said:

Just pure talent and brotherly love displayed as Athletic Club dominates and frustrates Atletico in the Copa Del Rey match.

Garry Neville advises Kudus

In another story, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has critiqued Mohammed Kudus' performance, urging the Ghanaian to improve his decision-making in attack.

Despite Kudus' impactful display in West Ham United's 4-2 victory over Brentford, Neville highlighted instances where the 23-year-old's final choices lacked maturity.

According to Neville's analysis, Kudus, a €45 million signing from Ajax, has been involved in 12 goals this season but needs to refine his decision-making.

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