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That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Athletic now have the chance to win their second trophy this season against Barcelona in the final.
Athletic Bilbao make it to the Copa Del Rey final after Berenguer's dramatic late winner. The second leg began on a knife-edge after a 1-1 result in the first game and the same pattern continued today. Levante took an early lead when Marti drilled a clever, low shot beyond Simon, but Athletic pegged them back quickly through Raul Garcia's penalty. The second half was a tighter affair, as nerves took over for both teams. Gradually though, the visitors began to apply plenty of pressure and they were unfortunate not to win it in normal time through Williams' deft effort from eight yards. They weren't to be denied however, and in the second half of extra time, Berenguer's 25-yard shot took a wicked deflection on its way past Fernandez to seal a precious victory.
120' + 2'
FULL TIME: Levante 1-2 Athletic Bilbao
120' + 1'
Almost an equaliser from Coke! De Frutos' early cross sails over Nunez and for a moment it looks as though Coke is going to poke it beyond Simon! However, the delivery is ever so slightly too powerful and it drifts away for a goal kick!
Two minutes of stoppage time are added as Levante frantically search for an equaliser.
Gomez jinks past Nunez before drilling a low shot straight at Simon from 20 yards.
Alvarez brilliantly heads De Frutos' dangerous cross away from the onrushing Gomez at the final moment.
Clerc desperately clips a deep cross into the box, but Simon glides out to claim it.
Berenguer went sliding away to the corner flag to be mobbed by his teammates after that goal and Levante know they have very little time to equalise now.
BERENGUER! 2-1 ATHLETIC! The visitors take a dramatic late lead as Berenguer picks up a loose ball in midfield, before driving at the backtracking defence and unleashing a 25-yard effort that takes a wicked deflection off Vukcevic, and wrong-foots Fernandez to nestle in the back of the net!
Muniain heads off to be replaced by Morcillo.
Vezo has been superb for Levante under increasing pressure from the visitors and he excels again - this time by muscling Muniain off the ball inside the box.
Miramon is swapped out for Coke.
Yuri departs with Balenziaga taking his place at left back.
Muniain's outswinging corner is headed well over the bar by Villalibre.
Athletic get the second half of extra time underway.
105' + 2'
HALF TIME ET: Levante 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
105' + 1'
Brilliant save from Simon! Bardhi whips an angled free-kick towards the top corner on the goalkeeper's side and Simon instinctively parries it away to safety!
De Marcos makes way for Capa in defence.
Lopez is replaced in midfield by Vencedor.
De Marcos is booked for tripping De Frutos on the edge of the box.
The visitors win their sixth corner of the match but they still can't find a way through and Levante clear.
Williams slides a threatening ball across the face of goal that Vezo hacks away.
Villalibre barges his way into the box and he overpowers Bardhi, before Vezo manages to put it behind for a corner that amounts to nothing.
Both teams look tired currently and although they're both pushing forward, it might be a defensive mistake that settles this semi-final.
Vesga is replaced by Daniel Garcia in midfield.
Raul Garcia departs with Villalibre taking his place in attack.
De Frutos has a chance to put Gomez through on goal, but his long diagonal pass is picked off expertly by Yuri.
Chance for Garcia! Muniain slips the attacker through on goal at an angle, but Garcia can only rifle his shot into the side netting from 12 yards!
Levante get the first half of extra time underway.
Marti makes way for Gomez up top.
Normal time ends with the scores level at 2-2 on aggregate - so we move into extra time.
90' + 2'
Chance for Leon! The substitute almost makes an instant impact as he steers De Frutos' cross just wide of the near post from six yards!
Morales is replaced by Leon in attack.
Garcia's lofted pass for Williams drifts out of play.
The hosts are sitting deep now as they try and hang on for extra time.
In the second change, Rochina departs with Vukcevic taking his place.
Levante make a double substitution: the first sees Malsa make way for Son in midfield.
Williams guides a header tamely into the arms of Fernandez from a Lopez cross.
De Frutos goes down inside the box after brushing past Muniain and he appeals for a penalty! However, there was minimal contact and the referee rightfully waves play on.
Garcia meets Lopez's corner at the back post, but he plants his header high and wide.
The visitors are steadily applying more and more pressure as Lopez's free-kick is cleared behind for a corner.
Rochina is booked for a cynical slide challenge on Williams at an angle just outside the box.
Lopez goes close! De Marcos' cross is spooned into the air by Duarte and Lopez gets to it before Fernandez, prompting him to attempt a flicked header that loops over the goalkeeper and just wide!
Levante have yet to muster a single shot in this half as the visitors have slowly begun to control the game.
Muniain stays down after an unfortunate slip inside the box, but after a brief delay he should be okay to continue.
Muniain dances into the box and slaloms past Duarte before slipping at the crucial moment, allowing the ball to roll out of play.
Miramon's been allowed plenty of space today and he uses it again to drill in a low cross that Alvarez hacks clear.
Chance for Williams! Garcia holds off Vezo inside the box, before laying it off to Williams who places a deft shot inches wide of the far post from eight yards!
Levante spring a quick counter-attack, but it falls apart at the final moment with Morales misplacing his throughball into De Frutos.
Williams was a constant menace for Athletic in the first half, but he's managed just three touches in the opening 15 minutes of the second 45.
The second period has been played at a much slower pace than the first as both teams suddenly look worried about conceding a crucial goal.
Rochina's speculative cross sneaks under Nunez, but Alvarez is well placed to clear.
Bardhi's deep free-kick is nodded away firmly by Vezo.
Marti is booked for dissent after a late foul by Lopez.
Muniain swings in a dangerous cross that Garcia heads well wide.
Yuri is down with a head injury after colliding with Miramon, but he should be able to continue.
The first half was evenly matched: Levante produced three shots from inside the box, while the visitors managed four. This game will most likely be settled by a single goal.
Fernandez pushes Lopez's fierce, 25 yard drive to safety.
The hosts make an adventurous change as the defender Pier is replaced by the attacker Bardhi.
Athletic get the second half underway.
Williams was a constant threat for the away side in that half and Levante will need to nullify him if they're to find a way into the final.
Athletic Bilbao fight back after an early goal to level the semi-final on aggregate. This was a breathless half of football - both teams seemed well aware that a strong start could propel them into the Copa Del Rey final. And Levante struck first when Marti latched onto a rebound from his own shot to drill past Simon. However, the visitors were a threat throughout and they equalised when Garcia converted a penalty that he won himself after a cynical foul from Duarte, to make it 2-2 on aggregate at half time.
45' + 1'
HALF TIME: Levante 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Muniain shimmies into the box before curling a shot straight at Fernandez.
Levante hit the post! Miramon fizzes in a dangerous, low cross and Alvarez desperately flicks a leg at it, diverting the ball against the foot of the post and away!
Nunez is booked for a late challenge on Morales.
The visitors are attempting to get Williams on the ball in every attack and it's causing Levante plenty of problems.
Williams moves dangerously into the channel again, before laying it back to Yuri who slices a wild cross out for a throw-in.
Almost for Muniain! Lopez releases Williams and the attacker teases Duarte before whipping in a threatening cross that arcs over the defence and towards Muniain at the back post, but he can't quite stretch far enough to tap it in!
De Frutos goes close! Marti scuffs an awkward cross into the six-yard box, but it's pounced upon by De Frutos who drives an effort into the side netting under pressure from Alvarez!
Athletic will be pleased to be level again in the game - and on aggregate - before half time. This semi-final is delicately balanced once more.
GARCIA! 1-1! Garcia steps up confidently and slams a powerful penalty down the right that goes through Fernandez's hands and into the net!
Duarte is booked for tripping Garcia to give away the penalty, and - with no covering defenders - he can count himself fortunate not to have been sent off.
Penalty to Athletic Bilbao! Williams races in behind the Levante defence and squares it to the supporting Garcia, who's tripped by Duarte with the goal at his mercy! The referee immediately awards a penalty and it's confirmed by VAR.
Morales cuts inside from the left, and plays a neat one-two with Marti before bending a 25 yard shot wide of the far post.
Chance for Muniain! De Marcos whips in a brilliant cross from deep and it's met by Muniain eight yards out, where the attacker guides a powerful header narrowly wide of the near post!
Pier surrenders possession in a dangerous area, but Clerc bails him out by intercepting Williams' pass.
Well, this has been the ideal start for Levante! The hosts survived an early spell of pressure from Athletic, before recovering to take a crucial 2-1 lead on aggregate through Marti!
The visitors attempt to hit back right away, but Muniain's cross is claimed by Fernandez.
Rochina did well to keep his composure deep inside the box and pick Marti out, but the striker made that goal with his anticipation to collect his own rebound and knock it past Simon!
MARTI! 1-0 LEVANTE! The hosts take the lead, as Morales nutmegs De Marcos to set Rochina free near the byline and the midfielder looks up and squares it to Marti whose initial shot is blocked, before the striker swivels and drills the rebound across Simon and into the bottom corner!
Muniain's free-kick from the left flank sails well over everyone in the box and away for a goal kick.
Williams attempts to latch onto a throughball from Vesga, but Duarte anticipates the danger and holds the attacker off.
This game is being played at the sort of breathless tempo befitting a semi-final.
De Frutos attempts to flick Miramon's cross at goal, but he makes a weak contact and it trickles into the arms of Simon.
The visitors have made an excellent start; they're attacking with real intent and Levante are having to focus purely on defending currently.
Huge chance for Athletic! De Marcos gets to the byline and cuts it back crisply to Garcia, who slams a powerful, first-time effort narrowly wide of the near post!
Lopez threads a pass in behind the Levante defence towards Williams, but the attacker can't quite reach it.
Athletic attempt to settle into the game with a long spell of possession, before Yuri's wayward switch drifts out of play.
Levante get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Athletic already have one trophy to their name this season after defeating Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana, and they’ll be hoping to repeat that final by getting past Levante today.
Athletic, meanwhile, make four changes: Inigo Martinez, Ander Capa, Balenziaga and Unai Vencedor are replaced by De Marcos, Lopez, Yuri and Alvarez.
These teams played out a 1-1 draw last Friday, and Levante make two changes following that result: Coke and Son make way for Vezo and Miramon.
SUBS: Inigo Lekue, Mikel Balenziaga, Jon Morcillo, Unai Vencedor, Jokin Ezkieta, Asier Villalibre, Ibai Gomez, Dani Garcia.
ATHLETIC BILBAO (4-4-2): Unai Simon; Oscar De Marcos, Unai Nunez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri; Alex Berenguer, Unai Lopez, Mikel Vesga, Iker Muniain; Inaki Williams, Raul Garcia.
SUBS: Enis Bardhi, Tono, Daniel Cardenas, Coke, Son, Sergio Leon, Nikola Vukcevic, Dani Gomez, Cheick Doukoure.
LEVANTE (3-4-2-1): Aitor Fernandez; Rober Pier, Oscar Duarte, Ruben Vezo; Jorge Miramon, Ruben Rochina, Mickael Malsa, Carlos Clerc; Jorge de Frutos, Jose Luis Morales; Roger Marti.
The first leg was drawn 1-1 in Bilbao and this tie is delicately poised, with both teams in with a chance of meeting Barcelona in the final.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final between Levante and Athletic Bilbao.