The towering San Mamés stadium in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao is braced for the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final, pitting the local boys from Athletic Club against the Andalusian upstarts of Granada.

For Granada, the prospect of making the Spanish Cup final is a chance to make history, while Athletic Club Bilbao would see it more like a return to their rightful place in a competition they have won 23 times, although not since 1983/4.