La Fábrica and La Masía, linked by La Rojita

José Lana’s U-19 team will qualify for the next European Championship this Tuesday in the third and last game of the elite round against Ukraine, a match in which Spain has to win if it wants to participate in the continental tournament that will take place. dispute this summer in Malta. Not only that, The National Team must maintain the goal average advantage over Germany, which plays against Luxembourg at the same time, if it wants to ensure first place in the groupthe only one that gives access to the European.

The boys of the U-19, concentrated in Almendralejo (Extremadura), are very aware of the importance of the game and the locker room unity is unbreakable, regardless of the rivalry between the teams to which each player belongs. In fact, the captains and leaders of this Selection are two players from the Barcelona youth academy, Ilias and Alarcón, and two from Madrid, Manuel Ángel and Mario Martín. The four are the glue that holds together a group in which more than 50% of the players are part of the Madrid and Barcelona youth academies. This unit, in addition to being noticed in the coexistence and in training, gives results on the field: lhe four goals scored by La Rojita in this elite round bear the stamp of La Masía and La Fábrica: Real Madrid players Palacios and Gonzalo and Barcelona fans Barberá and the aforementioned Alarcón were Spain’s top scorers against Luxembourg (4-0).

In total there are eleven U-19 footballers who play in the youth ranks of the two most important clubs in Spanish football. In addition to those already mentioned, The Barcelona players Arnau Casas and Dani Rodríguez and the Real Madrid players Edgar Pujol and Iker Bravo were also called up by José Lanathe latter also with a past at La Masía, which he left to sign for Leverkusen, who loaned him out this season to Castilla.

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