Marcelino García Toral has had the best possible start to his new stage. Athletic Club beat FC Barcelona in the final of the Spanish Super Cup played at La Cartuja stadium in Seville. The rojiblancos outplayed the all-powerful Barça thanks to De Marcos, Villalibre and Iñaki Williams (who made the final 2-3 in extra time).
The victory in the final was the perfect icing on some unforgettable days. On Thursday, Athletic had edged Real Madrid out of the tournament, the current LaLiga champion (1-2, with a brace from Raúl García). “The credit goes to the players, who last year did their work and deserved to be here. And then they won two games to Real Madrid and Barcelona to become champions. And I would also like to have a word of thanks to Aduriz, San José and Beñat, the players who were here last season. Of course the coaching staff “, declared the Asturian coach, who celebrated the victory with the footballers and also, of course, with his assistants (Rubén Uría, Ismael Fernández, Sergio García, Bruno Uría, Pablo Manzanet and Alberto Torres).
Less than two weeks after his presentation as Athletic Club coach (which took place on 5 January), Marcelino already has his first title at the helm of ‘Los leones’. And after beating the two big clubs of Spanish football on the way.