LaLiga: Athletic Bilbao draw at Levante before their Copa del Rey semi-final
On Thursday, the two will meet for a third time in three weeks when Levante again host Bilbao in the return leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.
Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao drew at Levante 1-1 in the Spanish league on Friday, five days before they meet again to decide which team advances to the final of the Copa del Rey.
Roger Marti scored his 10th goal of the season for Levante after the striker converted a 34-minute penalty following Unai Nunez's foul of Jorge de Frutos in the area.
Raul Garcia equalised in the 56th from a penalty conceded by Nikola Vukcekic’s foul of Alex Berenguer.
The stalemate left Levante in eighth place and Bilbao in ninth.
On Thursday, the two will meet for a third time in three weeks when Levante again host Bilbao in the return leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. The first leg at San Mames Stadium stadium ended 1-1.
The other cup semi-final will be decided on Wednesday, when Sevilla take a 2-0 advantage to Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Sociedad, who are based in San Sebastián, had only won the Copa del Rey twice previously in its history, in 1909 and in 1987, their last major trophy.
In normal times a vast wave of supporters, decked out in the red and white of Athletic or the blue and white of La Real, would have embarked on the 900-kilometre journey from the far north of the Iberian peninsula to the far south to fill the 60,000-capacity La Cartuja.
Diakhaby shared a heated exchange with Cadiz's Juan Cala shortly before half-time at the Ramon de Carranza stadium before indicating to the referee he was leaving the field, with the Frenchman's teammates then following him off.