Inaki Williams Inspires Athletic Bilbao to a sensational victory over Barcelona After AFCON disappointment
After a challenging stint with the Ghana national team in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Inaki Williams made a triumphant return to the football scene, guiding Athletic Bilbao to a remarkable 4-2 victory over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday night.
Williams, who faced disappointment with Ghana as they exited the AFCON in the group stage, quickly shifted gears and showcased his prowess on the pitch for his club. Arriving in Spain on a private jet after leaving the Black Stars’ hotel, Williams made a significant impact in the highly anticipated match against Barcelona.
Beginning the game as a substitute, Williams entered the field in the 59th minute, replacing Adu Ares. The forward’s speed and agility created havoc for Barcelona’s defense, and his efforts bore fruit in the first half of extra time when he scored Athletic Bilbao’s third goal, securing a crucial lead. Williams wasn’t satisfied with just scoring; in injury time of the second half of extra time, he played a key role in setting up his younger brother, Nico Williams, for the fourth goal, sealing a thrilling 4-2 victory for Athletic Club.
With a total of 10 goals in all competitions this season, Inaki Williams continues to shine at Athletic Bilbao, solidifying his status as a beloved figure among fans. The victory over Barcelona further cements Williams’ comeback and showcases his ability to make a significant impact on the pitch.