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Castilla return to Linares almost 40 years later

The Real Madrid Castilla go back to Linares almost 40 years later. The meringues drew goalless on their last visit in the 1983-84 season, when both teams played in Second division. This Sunday (12.00 h./Footters) they will meet in a decisive duel corresponding to the 14th day of Group 2 of the First RFEF to be held in the Linarejos Stadium.

The Castilla of Raúl González, eighth in the table, chain four wins after defeating consecutively the Villarreal B, UE Costa Brava, Algeciras and Sabadell, adding the 12 possible points and equaling the records of the 2017/2018 season with Santiago Solari at the head of the subsidiary.

The whites were measured in eight official matches to the now disappeared Linares CF (currently called Linares Deportivo), all of them in the Silver Division, with a balance of three wins, two draws and three losses for him Castile.

The last visit of the Madrid team to Linares dates from October 16, 1983, when the match ended 0-0 on the scoreboard. The championship was taken by Castile for the goal average after finishing tied at 50 points with the Bilbao Athletic at the top of the table. As both of them could not ascend to First due to their status as subsidiaries, those who rose were Hercules, Racing and Elche, who finished third, fourth and fifth respectively. The Linares CF, meanwhile, he descended next to Algeciras, Palencia and Rayo Vallecano.

That Castile, led by a legend like Amancio, had a batch of footballers who would make history in the following years in the first team and who was known as ‘La Quinta del Vulture’ (Sanchís, Míchel, Butragueño, Martín Vázquez and Pardeza).

This Sunday, at Castile a great atmosphere awaits you in Linares, where this week there have been queues to get the tickets. A party is expected in the stands and a ‘fan zone’ will be set up at the main gate of Linarejos, with a free area for recreational and sports games, and a bar with music and drinks. Alberto Gonzalez, technician of a azulillo team that occupies the 16th position, has ensured that “We are going to play Real Madrid face to face and you have to be the first to strike. “

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