Osasuna returns to the Cup final 18 years later and will play the Spanish Super Cup for the first time


Club Atlético Osasuna will play next May 6 at the La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, almost two decades later, the second final in its history of the Copa del Rey after eliminating Athletic Club in the semifinals this Tuesday with whom they tied a goal in San Mamés to validate the 1-0 first leg at El Sadar.

18 years after losing the cup final of the 2004-2005 season against Real Betis 2-1 at the Vicente Calderón and after extra time, the Navarrese team will fight to win their first major trophy in a final that will be unprecedented in history of the tournament, for the second consecutive year after Valencia-Betis, against FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.

In addition to this achievement, the ‘rojillos’ also ensured with this classification for the final of the ‘ko’ tournament the ticket to be next year in Saudi Arabia in the Spanish Super Cup, a competition that they will play for the first time.

What CA Osasuna has not guaranteed despite qualifying for the Copa del Rey final is to participate next season in European competition, something for which they need to lift the title. If not, he will have to do it through LaLiga Santander, where he is currently nine points behind the sixth place occupied by Villarreal.

For its part, Athletic Club fell for the second consecutive season in the semifinals after doing so last year against Valencia and was left without playing its fortieth Cup final, the second with the most after Barça’s 42 for now.