Bilbao make semis
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Athletic Bilbao have booked their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.Athletic Bilbao have booked their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals after 4-2 aggregate win over Real Valladolid.
Francisco Javier Yeste's penalty with 16 minutes remaining made sure the Basque club advanced to the last four, along with Real Betis and Osasuna, thanks to a 1-0 second leg win away from home.
Yeste sent Valladolid keeper Francisco Lledo the wrong way with his spot kick after Bilbao winger Joseba Etxeberria was brought down in the home side's box by Valladolid defender Rafa.
The goal proved decisive, despite Bilbao holding a slender 3-2 lead from the first leg that was played at San Mames.
The Segunda Liga side pushed hard to turn the tie around, but resolute defending from Bilbao saw them through.
The last semi-final place will be decided on February 16 when Atletico Madrid and Numancia play their second leg match at the Vicente Calderon.
Both sides head to the Spanish capital goalless from the first leg that was played on Wednesday.
The original tie failed to take place last week after snow and a frozen pitch covered the Nuevo Los Pajaritos pitch.