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Dinamo San Juan seeks the dream of the Cup in the most unlikely way

Dinamo San Juan players celebrate victory in the derby against Santurtzi. / PANKRA NIETO

PLAY-OFF DIVISION OF HONOR

A triangular match against the runners-up from Álava and Gipuzkoa with 45-minute matches will decide the Basque team that will play the preliminary round of the KO tournament, in which the winner will face a First

Two weeks after the dream of promotion vanished, Dinamo San Juan prepares its assault on the Copa del Rey. The 2-1 victory in the derby against Santurtzi did not serve to raise the title of Division of Honor and exchange it for a place in the 3rd RFEF, but it was an immense joy for his followers in the municipality of the Left Bank. The first for the obvious joy of defeating your greatest rival and the second for fighting to face a First team next season.

In a move to say the least strange, the Basque Federation has organized a triangular match between the three runners-up from each province to define the representative in the previous round of the Cup. The matches, which will be played on Sunday in Nanclares de la Oca, in the Arrate headquarters, will last 45 minutes and will be played consecutively. Thus, Dinamo will start at 5:00 p.m. against San Viator, the Alava representative. The loser of said match will see them right after against Elgoibar. The Gipuzkoans will face the winner of the first match to settle the winner of the triangle.

If they get the long-awaited pass, Dinamo would access the final preliminary round along with 19 other teams from the Division of Honor from the rest of the autonomies (each inter-territorial federation sets its conditions to access the KO tournament). In a pure draw, the ten games will be paired, as well as the team that will act as the home team in the single-leg tie. A year ago, it was Hernani who got the pass, but fell to the Galician team Victoria, who faced one of the strongest rivals in the First Division, Villarreal (0-8 at Riazor). It should be remembered that in that first round, the Santurtziarra team could not face Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Betis and Valencia, who will compete in the next Super Cup. A privilege that Athletic loses next season, who could face his neighbor.

“Desire and illusion”

“The locker room is eager, excited, but we know that they will be very difficult rivals,” Aritz Varela, Dinamo coach, told EL CORREO. “We are very happy with the work done, a perfect symbiosis has been created between the team and the fans,” says the coach, who continues to regret a promotion that they brushed with their fingers. “That slip in Bermeo -it could have been 0-2 and the game ended in a draw- left us without depending on ourselves for the last day,” he explains. Padura did not fail and managed to promote. “The Cup is something very nice, but I would have liked a promotion more,” acknowledges Varela.

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