Copa del Rey The Copa del Rey makes its way for the most modest
ORnew edition of the Copa del Rey gives the starting gunFollow the draw live on MARCA from 1:00 p.m.). Since the last campaign was approved for the participation of the Preferential territorial champions, 10 teams of this category that managed to pass the previous round will face a First (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic and Real Sociedad are exempt from playing the first two rounds when playing the Spanish Super Cup). And that dream has hours left to come true. In some of these teams, footballers have had to ask permission from their jobs to be able to play.
Nobody takes the illusion from them and they know that they are one step away from continuing to make history. Therefore, we review the 10 Regional teams that will face First teams:
The club in the Malaga city of Rincn de la Victoria will experience a historic milestone in its 56-year history. In the last round they beat Rusadir de Melilla by 1-2 with two goals after two shots from crner. The prize for the rojillos will be to receive at the Francisco Romero – it is not ruled out that it is another stadium if the presence of public is allowed – to a First team. El Rincn is a historic club of Group IX of Third, but this year it plays in Group 2-A of the Division of Honor, the old regional.
One of the teams with the most potential of the 10, founded in 2013, began its journey in 2014. Located in the Dolores de Pacheco pedana, in Torre Pacheco, Murcia. A team built on the basis of great signings from modest football, which led this club to promotion to the Murcian Third.
Carlos Álvarez, Fran Moreno and even for a time Mathias Pogba, brother of the French United star. “Many of us are teachers or we are with other jobs. There are some who are preparing for competitive examinations, but the illusion that such a game awakens in us is impressive,” Carlos Álvarez Guaje told MARCA. “These types of matches are to be enjoyed with our teammates. We have no preferences, perhaps Atltico or Sevilla will come,” adds Carlos Álvarez.
Mallorca will have a very modest representative in this Copa del Rey. Sant Lloren des Cardassar achieves a milestone for Es Moleter, where we will see a First-class club.
The team of Miquel ngel Toms, champion of Mallorca and Preferential, and who got his promotion to Third, took another step by getting this exciting ticket.
The municipality of Sant Lloren was hit hard two years ago by a flood that killed 13 people and left the Mallorcan people in a situation of absolute disaster. Two years later, the Balearic people wake up with absolute joy to see that Cardassar, his team, play the Copa del Rey this year.
The question is whether or not he will be able to play in his field: It is Moleter, a stadium that saw how the flood of two years ago left him in quite bad condition. An image that is not easily forgotten was that of Rafa Nadal helping to clean up the floods of two years ago, precisely in Sant Lloren.
UD Tomares, from Group 1-B of the Andalusian Division of Honor, made history in Sevillian football after beating Chinato, the Third Club, 3-0. After hearing the news, Betis, through its president, Ángel Haro, sent a congratulatory letter to his counterpart from the Aljarafeo club, Javier Falcn, in which he congratulated him.
In the face of the draw, coach Rafa Tubo, commented that in the team there are many boticos, but also Sevilla players. For him it would be an honor to be able to face any of the two great clubs in the city of Seville, although he also points out that it would attract him to face Diego Martinez’s Granada because it is a team in which he is reflected.
Almost 5,000 inhabitants will support Cantolagua, located in Sangesa, a municipality 45 kilometers from Pamplona. A historical appointment for this club founded in 1927 that competed up to 32 seasons in regional football until reaching Third in 2014. A multisport club, in which the football section played for six consecutive seasons in Third in the 70s and 80s. The Navarrese club had to celebrate the pass to this round of the Cup more than 400 km from the town. Montanyesa, who had signed Joan Verd and Sergio Garca, was charged.
A team that returned to their municipality at 5:00 in the morning keeping in mind their work obligations that morning.
This municipality of just over 7,000 inhabitants and a few kilometers from Guadalajara made history after an agonizing penalty shoot-out against Mstoles. His goalkeeper, Jony, managed to stop the first shot and his teammates did not fail from 11 meters to make a niche in the history of the Cup. His coach is Aitor Gmez Cifuentes, a former footballer who was trained in the quarry of Atltico de Madrid, where He was 11 years old, he entered at the age of 7 and left at 18, and with whom he was promoted with the subsidiary to Second B. For this reason, Aitor has a preference for the draw, to receive the mattress team in La Solana.
Very ambitious project that was created to grow in a short period of time. Gole to the mythical Diocesan (3-0) to see the faces with a First in Glass. A club with names of Second B to grow from Third, in addition to having foreign investment. The most artificial of the humble in a round in which up to six Riojan clubs will participate in the KO tournament
Trained by Blas Terroba, who shows ambition and happiness at the same level: “We will be professionals for a few days.” Without rushing to do things, since in 2018 they set a clear objective: to grow slowly, but without pause, based on level footballers and reach the top of Spanish football in a few years.
The greatest gift that this Valencian team could have for its centenary came true. After beating Unin Deportiva Gua de Canarias 0-1, Buol is already waiting for a First team. In this town, 40 kilometers from Valencia, the Ciudad Deportiva del Levante is located, but this time a group of Primera visit its stadium. The team coached by Adrin Ferrandis thus becomes the first Preferential team in the history of Valencian football to face a team of the highest national category in the Copa del Rey.
Its meaning in Basque is Brotherhood. Something that could symbolize what this humble club founded in 1934 in Azkoitia is. It was the third football club to be founded in this small town, after Izarraitz and Iraurgi, being the only one of the three that managed to last for decades and become a symbol of the town they represent.
Mikel Arzalluz was one of the heroes of that November 11 that nobody will forget in Azkoitia. The scorer and one of the club’s figures knows it is a historic day for their lives: “Atltico de Madrid or Sevilla are my priorities. It will be beautiful to play against any Primera team, but there are many incredible players. It would also be great to see. to the Atleti coach here. To Cholo Simeone, in the Txerloia field. It would also be good to see Villarreal or Betis as opponents. Whatever happens, it will be a unique experience. ” The Azkoitiarra team will make history and emulate the feat that Tolosa carried out a year ago, a feat that allowed them to see Valladolid in Berazubi.
This club wrote a Golden Page in its 61-year history after defeating Miengo de Cantabria 0-1. The whole of the province of Pontevedra was founded in 1959 and plays in Group I of Third. Its stadium, A Senra, with capacity for 4,000 spectators will experience a great milestone after suffering a painful relegation to Preferente two years ago. At that time, the club decided to continue with the project and keep its coach Carro at the head of the club. Last season, the Villanueva de Arousa coach managed to return Ribadumia to Third and his first position in the League allowed him to play the previous rounds of the Copa del Rey to reach this dream.