Still no Copa final venue as both clubs want Bernabeu
Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao have told Spanish league officials they want to play the Copa del Rey final in the Santiago Bernabeu but no agreement has been made with Real Madrid.
Both clubs have come to the decision that Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu would be the ideal location but renovation work and Real’s unwillingness to hold the final has delayed a decision.
Bilbao president Jose Urrutia told reporters: “I am representing the fans of Athletic Bilbao and they want the final to be played at the Bernabeu.”
Barcelona representative Toni Freixa also said : “Real Madrid should be proud that two teams like Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao want to play the final in the Bernabeu.”
The issue will now be discussed again in 10 days time with both clubs and officials meeting for a second time.