The Mirandés has done it again and is already a team of semifinals of Copa del Rey. There you can face the Pomegranate and already waiting for the winners of Athletic-Barcelona and Real Madrid-Real Sociedad. Major words for a Second Division team, copero king par excellence and again among the top four of the KO tournament. It is not another round, it is an appointment for history and it will last in the national football record books. More presences in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in the current decade (2011-2020):10 Barça8 Madrid7 Athletic6 Seville6 Valencia5 Athletic5 Espanyol3 MIRANDÉS 👀 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻3 Betis3 Real Sociedad3 Villarreal2 Alavés2 Getafe2 Lift2 Malaga2 Celtic pic.twitter.com/JxffoEk6Or Last teams of Second A or Second B that reached the semifinals of Copa del Rey:1980 Castilla1982 Lightning1984 Las Palmas1989 Sports1994 Betis1997 Las Palmas1998 Alavés2001 Atlético de Madrid2002 Figueres (2B)2004 Alavés2012 Mirandés (2B)2020 MIRANDÉS– MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) February 5, 2020Of course, the Cup is his land. Mr. Chip also reports that the Mirandés It is the eighth team that has reached the quarterfinals more times in the last decade. Without playing in any of those years in the First Division, his record is commendable. Since 1980, only eleven clubs have managed to reach the semifinals without playing in the first category. Iraola’s have succeeded for the second time. MIR 4-2 VLL (FT) – Historic and legendary @CDMirandes That is the FIRST CLUB in ALL the history of Spanish football that accesses the semifinals of the Cup as a team of Second Division B (did it in 2012) and Second Division A (just did it). pic.twitter.com/NEyg4G3C22– MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) February 5, 2020As noted Mr. Chip in his Twitter account, the Mirandés is the first club in the history of Spanish football that reaches the semifinals of Copa del Rey playing in Second Division B and in LaLiga SmartBank. In 2012, that golden generation led by Pablo Infante fought in semis playing in the bronze category. Now, being a Second militant, the whole is played again for the whole in the penultimate round. A difficult feat to forget in Anduva. – MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) February 5, 2020The mythical Mirandés by Pablo InfanteOne of the goals of the new Cup was that the Mirandés deed happen again in the 2011-12 season. Precisely, it is the same club that has achieved it again and contributes to remember that great story. It does not have the same merit, since at that time I played in Second B. It all started as so many others have done: as third category team It is measured with a club that plays European competitions. Before, I had already eliminated Amorebieta, Balompédica Linense and Logroñés. In sixteenths it was time for the truth. And they succeeded: they overthrew the Villarreal and then they would do it with him Racing and the Spanish. In the semifinals, the Athletic He put an end to the dream and warned them at the gates of the final. Even so, it was an unforgettable year, which ended with the promotion to LaLiga SmartBank.The great protagonist of that unlikely story was Pablo Infante. The attacker was the top scorer of that Cup with six goals and aroused the interest of everyone in football, as he combined his work on the pitch with his profession in a bank. Once retired, he decided to oppose one of the vacant administrative positions in the Mobility service of the City of Burgos. Perhaps it was even harder to be the best score of the 560 applicants than their historic Cup. With the current format, of course, more images like yours will be seen again. “I am in favor of everything that allows the surprise and that the small team can bid against the big one,” he said in an interview in AS.The double match crosses his pathThe new Cup introduced important developments such as the First Division teams joining in the first round, which will always be played in the modest field or that will be played the single game qualifiers. However, Luis Rubiales advocated that the latter only be executed until the semifinals, round in which the traditional round-trip meetings would return. Now, Mirandés faces a new challenge: it has been able to overthrow Celta, Sevilla and Villarreal in 90 minutes and will have to do the same with Granada, Athletic, Real Sociedad, Barcelona or Real Madrid if he wants to play the trophy in La Cartuja “Impossible” is not in your dictionary.The results of Mirandés in his deedFirst round: Coruxo 4 – Mirandés 5.Second round: UCAM Murcia 2 – Mirandés 3.Sixteenths: Mirandés 2 – Celta 1.Eighth: Mirandés 3 – Sevilla 1.Rooms: Mirandés 4 – Villarreal 2.
Go back to the enewsletterAdventure travel specialist G Adventures have introduced a new Scottish land-based itinerary as an optional addition to three of its Norwegian expedition adventures for 2020. The new three-day itineraries include two days in Edinburgh and one in the Scottish Highlands, offering travellers a taste of Scotland in addition to their Norway Expedition.The new Scottish itinerary will include a guided walking tour of Edinburgh, taking in the sites of the Scottish Capital, including Edinburgh Castle and the National War Museum and a day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Travellers will explore the old town of Stirling, visit Wallace Monument and learn about the infamous battle of Bannockburn before visiting Deanston Distillery to taste real single malt scotch whiskey.The three new itineraries for 2020 include:Explore the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Highlands: This 16-day adventure offers a taste of real Scotland before heading into the Norwegian Sea to explore the otherworldly fjords of Norway. Taking in UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Standing Stones of Stenness and the mystical Ring of Brodgar, this expedition travels as far north as Tromsø, known as the “Gateway to the Arctic”.Departures start 2 May 2020. Prices from AU$7,399 per person*.Cruise the Norwegian Fjords with Scottish Highlands: Setting sail from Tromsø aboard the G Expedition, this 16-day adventure journeys south along the icy cold waters of the Norwegian coastline and fjords. With experts on board, travellers will learn about wildlife and marine conservation along the way before enjoying a warm Scottish welcome and the opportunity to explore Edinburgh and the Highlands. Departures from 17 May 2020. Prices from AU$6,799 per person*.Norwegian Arctic and Scottish Highlands Encompassed: Scotland’s bustling capital city and stunning highlands kick off this 18-day adventure. Travellers will find their sea legs cruising along the Norwegian fjords to Tromsø before heading further north to the Arctic regions of Bjørnøya, Hornsund and Svalbard. Wildlife enthusiasts will revel in this Arctic region, which is home to walruses, reindeer, Arctic foxes, whales and the infamous polar bear.Departures from 26 May 2020. Prices from AU$9,399 per person*.*Prices based on shared cabins and are excluding flights.Go back to the enewsletter