The Spanish team, to pay off an old debt to Zaragoza


The Spanish team is back in Saragossaone of the cities where football breathes from all sides despite the fact that its historic team wanders for ten seasons Second division. And doing so 19 years after the last visit that no one has good memories, because the team that was training at that time Inaki Saez lost to the Greek team (0-1) in the qualifying group stage for Euro 2004 in Portugal. It was the first defeat for the Basque coach since he took charge of ‘Roja’.

On June 7, 2023. A powerful shot from Giannakopoulos on the edge of the break he gave the victory to the squad led by Otto Rehagel, that in the end he will stand before the group and judge Spain to fight a repechage in which he loses Norway (2-1 in Mestalla and 0-3 in Oslo). They formed from that group that fell to the Hellenes Casillas, Míchel Salgado, Puyol, Helguera, Juanfran, Xabi Alonso, Marchena, Joseba Etxeberria, Valerón, De Pedro and Raúl.

The draw will see both teams meet again in the final stages of the European Championship. again Spain ‘hole’ earlier Greecethis time it was tied at one, and the pass to the quarterfinals was played against the host Portugal, fell to 1-0. those of Rehhagel, For their part, they were classified as group runners-up, relegated Spain in third place, and ended up proclaiming themselves champions of that tournament against all odds, eliminating France, Czech Republic and knocking Portugal Eventually. All three matches were resolved 1-0.

Only lost in five visits

Its the Greece the Spanish team’s only defeat in five visits to the Aragonese capital. The other three were resolved with three wins and one draw. The first took place at the stadium of Keeper on April 14, 1929. Spain was imposed on France by 8-1. What followed was a friendly match Greece on October 28, 1970, nasa The Romareda, and that was resolved in favor of the Spanish by 2-1. It was also imposed ‘red’ on April 27 1983 before the republic of ireland 2-0 in the qualifying match for European Championship of France 1984, while on November 20, 1985 a friendly match Austria It ended in a scoreless draw.

39 years with no visible goal

In total, if the last two games he played are taken as a reference Spain in SaragossaFor 39 years the fan of that city has not seen a goal and victory for the national team in his city.

Hoping to change this trend, fans sold out the seats for this Saturday’s match Switzerlandwherein Spain hoping to make a giant leap in his group League of Nations and thus repay an old debt to the city fan of Ebro.

Source: La Verdad


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