Jesus Medina, president of Linares Deportivo, showed his joy for the match with FC Barcelona in the 1/16 final of the Copa del Rey, a tie that will be played with almost total security on January 5 at night, given that the calendar FC Barcelona does not give him the ability to maneuver, playing Liga on the 2nd in Mallorca and on the 8th in Granada. The Linares He does not play in the First RFEF before the Cup, but he has a match on the 8th visiting CE Sabadell.
“I am super happy and excited with the rival. We have hit the jackpot because it was in our preferences,” said the president, admitting that “we also wanted to Real Madrid. It will be a match of a magnitude that has never been experienced in Linarejos. We will work and put our maximum enthusiasm and effort until the date arrives. Of course we will try to pass the round. “
Linarejos It is the stadium that Barça will visit. Built in 1956, it has a capacity of 10,000 spectators, and it is not impossible to install additional stands. The club had begun to analyze the probability before the draw, to expand by about two thousand additional seats, but that decision will take place based on the rate of tickets sold, an option that will be made physically in the official Club Store (Passage FAS, in the city center) or online from the club’s website.
The blue coach, Alberto GonzalezEven before the result of the pairings was known, he considered that “I liked Barça.” He commented on it two hours of the draw while he held the press conference prior to the Primera RFEF league match, receiving Sevilla Atlético: “It would be history for us to be able to eliminate the current champion of the Spanish King’s Cup. Let no one doubt that we will go to by the eliminatory “.
Barça B, a Barça subsidiary, won 1-2 in Linarejos on October 29, with Albert capellas on the bench while Sergi Barjuan occupied the first Barça bench on an interim basis in the transition from Koeman to Xavi. Aranda achieved the 0-1 (55 ‘). Etxaniz tied at 86 ‘and Jose Ma, in own door after center of Aranda, scored 1-2 in 89 ‘. The subsidiary caught a first part that exceptional but without marking.
They played in Linarejos that day Iñaki Peña; Guillem Jaime, Arnau Comas, Mika Mármol, Ndiaye; Jandro Orellana, Matheus Pereira, Aranda; Ilias Akhomach (Nils Mortimer, 76 ‘), Rodado (Peque Polo, 86’) and Jutglà.
The Linar group competes in group II of the First RFEF and with 19 points is 14th. Curiously, since he lost to Barça B he has not been defeated again in Linarejos: He has beaten Villarreal B, Real Madrid Castilla, Nàstic (Copa), Alavés (Copa) and has only given up a draw against Linense.
Alberto Gonzalez has made Linares a very rocky team in Linarejos. The Malaga coach arrived at Linares on matchday 5, replacing Hector Sandroni. Gonzalez He had been the azulillo coach last season (champion of 2nd B) and culminated with promotion to the First RFEF. But he did not renew and has returned to make this squad a team that has been in play for two months and has had head rhythm results.
The style and the eleven type
Linares resorts to the ball played without using too much direct play. The veteran gamer Rodri (whom even rival coaches and players call the “Xavi de Primera RFEF”) is part of a midfield that helps each other a lot, with two full-backs with great travels, and two forwards who constantly swap their positions. The eleven type the Ernestas Juskevicius; Perejón, Lara, Josema, Barbosa; Sanchidrián, Meléndez, Rodri, Fran Carnicer; Hugo Díaz and Etxaniz. The top scorer is Etxaniz (4 goals in the League and 1 in the Cup).