Quique Setién’s 2nd recreation in price is a Copa del Rey fixture away to UC Ibiza (Wednesday at 7.00pm CET). It’s the primary time the 2 golf equipment have ever met, so right here’s some background at the Balearic Island membership.
The place are they from?
Neither the island nor its major town of the similar title (Eivissa in Catalan) must want a lot creation. Despite the fact that its resident inhabitants is simply 143,856 (a couple of 3rd of whom reside within the capital), it receives about 3 million vacationers a 12 months, principally attracted by means of solar, sea, sand and colourful nightlife – most commonly from the United Kingdom, adopted by means of Italy and home vacationers from Spain. However there’s a lot more to Ibiza town than nightlife, and the previous the city used to be awarded UNESCO Global Heritage standing in 1999.
Membership historical past
The present membership, Unión Deportiva Ibiza, used to be based simply 5 years in the past in 2015, however follows on from a sequence of various golf equipment courting again to 1956 that experience all shared a commonplace id however had been pressured to near for monetary causes. None of those groups have ever risen above the 3rd tier of Spanish soccer (Department 2B).
Estadio Can Misses used to be opened in 1991 and is the second one greatest stadium within the Balearic Islands after Mallorca’s San Moix. Additionally utilized by different Ibizan golf equipment, it lately holds 4,500 spectators and has a contemporary technology synthetic floor. For this recreation an additional 2,00Zero brief seats were put in, and the tickets bought out in simply 4 hours.
Competing in Staff 1 of Department 2B, Ibiza are lately 3rd in the back of Atlético Madrid B and Atlético Baleares and particularly following an outstanding 1-Zero win away to Rayo Majadahonda on the weekend, they’re rather well poised certainly to say probably the most playoff berths and the risk to move as much as Department 2A for the primary time ever.
Competing within the expanded Copa del Rey for the primary time, they were given this a ways by means of successful 2-Zero at Pontevedra after which beating Albacete on consequences following a 1-1 draw.
Face to face
That is the primary time the 2 golf equipment have ever met, even if Barça B have on occasion crossed paths with the membership in its more than a few guises.
The ultimate conferences had been in 2015. Barça B gained 3-2 at Can Misses with targets from Botia, Gai Assulin and Longás, and gained 2-Zero within the Miniestadi due to a brace from Benja.
Barça’s Balearic Islanders
4 other gamers from the Balearic Islands have gave the impression for Barça over time:
Pere Caldentey (goalkeeper, 1952 to 1954)
Esteve Corró (defender, 1943 to 1945; and 1949 to 1950)
Joan Mas (ahead, 1972 to 1973)
Miquel Àngel Nadal (defender, 1991 to 1999)
The majority of the Ibiza crew are Spaniards, however there also are 3 Argentinians (Mariano Gómez, Gianluca Simeone and Diego Mendoza), two Brazilians (Lucas Anacker and Raí Nascimento) and a Ghanaian (Kwasi Sibo).
A number of of the gamers have frolicked at larger golf equipment. Sibo, for instance, used to be at Watford and Alejandro Machuca used to be at the books at Leeds United.
Ángel Rodado is the highest scorer this season with ten targets within the league.
A fabricated from the Actual Zaragoza academy, Pablo Alfaro used to be signed to FC Barcelona in 1992. He performed 12 video games and scored two targets, however didn’t win a spot in Johan Cruyff’s Dream Crew and after 12 months left for Racing Santander.
It used to be there that he performed for 3 seasons along none instead of Quique Setién, which incorporated one among Racing’s most renowned achievements, the 5-Zero battering of Barça.
He would move directly to play over 400 video games at centre again in Los angeles Liga, maximum particularly at Sevilla, the place he used to be captain and shaped a positive partnership with Javi Navarro for a number of years, and may be remembered for the alarming selection of occasions he would get despatched off.
He ultimately misplaced his position to emerging formative years megastar Sergio Ramos and retired quickly after. He has since long past into control, the place his positions have incorporated Leganés and Recreativo Huelva. He took over at Ibiza initially of this season, changing some other former Sevilla megastar, Andrés Palop.