Inaki Williams Goes Through Rollercoaster of Emotions During Penalty Shootout in Copa Del Rey Final

Inaki Williams Goes Through Rollercoaster of Emotions During Penalty Shootout in Copa Del Rey Final

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 8, 2024 at 8:08 PM
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  • Inaki Williams helped Athletic Bilbao win the Copa del Rey
  • The Ghana ace watched as his teammates take the penalties
  • Athletic Bilbao beat Mallorca 4-2 on penalties to win the Cup

Ghanaian forward, Inaki Williams, went through different emotions as he watched his Athletic Bilbao teammates during the penalty shootouts in the final of the Copa del Rey.

Williams was replaced as the game entered extra time following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes in the game against Real Mallorca.

Mallorca took a first-half lead through Dani Rodriguez but Williams' younger brother, Nico Williams, set up Oihan Sancet for the equalizer in the second half, forcing the game into penalties.

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Inaki Williams celebrates as Athletic Bilbao wins Copa del Rey. Credit: @AthleticXtra
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In a video that has since gone viral on social media, a restless Inaki was spotted going through various emotions while praying as his teammates effected the penalty kicks.

The Rojiblancos were successful from the shootouts, winning 4-2 on penalties to be crowned the Spanish Cup champions for the first time in 40 years, as reported by The Guardian.

Inaki played a key role in the club's triumph after scoring in the quarter-final against Barcelona and also starring in the semi-final against Atletico Madrid.

His younger brother, Nico, was adjudged Man of the Match and Player of the Tournament at the end of the competition.

Williams brothers celebrate Cup success

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana forward Inaki Williams broke down in tears as he celebrated with his younger brother, Nico Williams, following Athletic Bilbao's Copa del Rey triumph.

The Rojiblancos defeated Real Mallorca on penalties to win the Spanish Cup for the first time in 40 years.

The Williams brothers played an influential role in the Basque club's success, with Nico providing an important assist in the final and winning the player of the tournament.

Williams brothers enjoy Ghanaian meal

Sports Brief also reported that Inaki Williams hyped up Nico Williams as the Athletic Bilbao stars enjoyed popular Ghanaian dish, fufu.

The Williams brothers have become a symbol of strong family values in Bilbao following their relationship and are a source of inspiration for people of African descent in Spain.

Inaki and Nico made history during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar after becoming the second Ghanaian brothers to represent different countries at the World Cup.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.