The Mirandés will look for this cyclic victory on Thursday at its Anduva stadium, which is celebrated every four years, which eliminates a ‘first’ like Celta in the Copa del Rey tournament, after the 2011-12 seasons and 2015-16 managed to ‘send home’ teams of the highest category of Spanish football.
This Mirándes-Celta is an unprecedented confrontation in this competition between two rivals who seek to be present in the next round of eighths of the Cup.
The team led by Andoni Iraola will face the game with the illusion of being able to repeat the deeds of the 2011-2012 seasons, when he was planted in the semifinals of the tournament after eliminating teams such as Villareal, Racing de Santander and Espanyol or in the 2015-2016, when he eliminated Málaga and Deportivo de la Coruña.
The Mirandés reached the sixteenth final after eliminating UCAM Murcia and Coruxo in the previous rounds of second Division B and Third rivals respectively, as did his rival Celta who eliminated Mérida and Peña Azagresa.
The rival of the set ‘rojillo’ does not go through its best moment. He is in relegation places, occupying the eighteenth place and has not won since November 24 in domestic competition. It has been reinforced in the winter market with Oriol Romeu and Jeison Murillo and is awaiting the transfer of Tello from Betis.
On the other hand, in Mirandés there is also some change, after the separation of Jon Irazabal and the recent arrival of Joaquín Muñoz on Wednesday from SD Huesca.