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Sergio Busquets says Barcelona are sad and angry after Copa del Rey exit

Quique Setien’s men were beaten by Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey: Quarter Final Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Busquets says Barcelona are sad and angry after being knocked out of the Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals by Athletic Bilbao.

Quique Setien’s side were beaten by a very late goal from Inaki Williams after an intense 90 minutes at San Mames that saw the visitors spurn some good chances to score.

Frenkie de Jong will also feel he should have been awarded a penalty in the second half, and Busquets felt his team deserved to progress.

“It’s a sad day for everyone. We didn’t want to go out. We have two competitions left, we have to keep on fighting. We have to continue. Everyone’s angry. We did things well,” he said..

“We deserved to go through, but this is the new Copa. In one isolated moment, it can slip away from you.

”A fateful ending after all that happened. That’s football. One cross has ended up in the back of the net. We’d managed the game well, we knew how to suffer but one detail and you’re gone.”

Athletic progress to Friday’s last-four draw where they will face either Real Sociedad, who knocked out Real Madrid, second-tier side Mirandes or Granada for a place in the final.

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