Guillermo Cuadra Fernández awarded two penalties against the rojiblancos and sent off Santi Comesaña for a double yellow in the first minute of the second half. Villarreal had to play the entire second half with one less player due to the expulsion.

O. Sancet scored from the spot in the 94th minute to make it 1-1. The cup will arrive worn out in Madrid from so much use. The game was complete because the referee's judgment with the warnings caused Santi Comeaña's second yellow card. He appeared again in San Mamés, during the hall of honor thatVillarreal gave to Athletic, at the beginning of the end of the celebrations, which lasted a week, just until the start of the match. The match could have started to tilt to one side when the VAR detected a stomp by Prados on Baena, which is sometimes considered a residual play, sometimes not, and the referee awarded a penalty. Gerard threw it, the ball hit the post and the rebound was pocketed by the same player, which nullified the play. But he fell asleep on the shot and Paredes got in the way to block it.