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FCMC is delighted to announce that our Academy u19 side will make the journey to Seville to take on Real Betis in yet another high profile showcase match this season!

This coming Wednesday, 1st of February, will be a momentous occasion for us here at FC Malaga City as our highly talented u19 squad is set to take on Real Betis Balompie in a friendly match at none other than Estadio La Cartuja, one of the most famous stadiums in all of Spain. Originally known as Estadio Olímpico, La Cartuja, as shown above, has a seating capacity of 57,619 and has hosted a number of Spanish National Team matches, most notably the 6-0 victory against Germany in the 2020 UEFA Nations League. The stadium has also played host to several Copa del Rey finals as well as 4 UEFA Euro 2020 matches.

As our boys prepare for the trip to the Adalusian capital of Seville, we caught up with Head Coach Alvaro Arias to hear his thoughts on the upcoming fixture and experience. “The FCMC u19 squad has a fantastic opportunity to test themselves against a great opponent in Real Betis. The boys have taken in all the information needed to compete and have shown that in the previous two matches.

Our coaching staff is very excited to put on a good showing against a very talented team in Real Betis. We are aware that it will be a very extravagant match under the bright lights of La Cartuja, but the work of the team throughout the month of January leads us to believe that we have a good performance regardless of the circumstances.

Finally, it gives us great pride to represent FC Malaga City in one of the best stadiums not only in Spain, but in all of Europe.”

In speaking with u19 fullback Marius Tulip, the American had this to say, “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be able to showcase what our team can do on such a beautiful pitch. I’m extremely excited and can’t wait for the opening whistle on Wednesday.”

This match represents another massive opportunity for our boys to impress against a top level youth side as well as play in a stadium that has been graced by countless professional and international players. Opportunities like this are in our DNA here at FC Malaga City and we could not be prouder to continually provide our players with these unforgettable experiences.

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled to our social media for Pre-Match build up as well as photos and videos on match-day! Vamos chicos!


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