The barge will sail the estuary this Thursday: the Athletic Club party


At dawn, Athletic Club revealed the plans to celebrate the Copa del Rey won this Saturday in La Cartuja, Seville, where they put an end to 40 years of waiting, with the festive events scheduled for Thursday, April 11 around the barge.

Ernesto Valverde’s team beat RCD Mallorca in a tense final that was decided on penalties. The Basque team thus lifted the long-awaited Cup that had eluded them in six lost finals after the last one they won in 1984.

Thus, Athletic once again enjoyed a special tournament for the club, second in the historical record and dominating for many years until it was surpassed in titles by FC Barcelona.

The Bilbao team announced in a statement, as it could not be otherwise, that the Cup celebration events will have their climax in the Nervión estuary, where the barge will once again ply the waters, 40 years later, with a new champion team, to offer the title to the red and white fans.

“With the last eight days of the LaLiga competition remaining and with the aspirations of qualifying for the Champions League intact, the club has concentrated all the celebration events on a single day: Thursday, April 11. On that date, Finally, after 40 years and six consecutive lost finals, the barge will once again sail the estuary with a champion team on board to celebrate the victory with the athleticzale family,” says the official note.