Quique Setién and his second trainer in the bench


Setién's precedents in the Cup: A 'semis', his best result

Published:21/01/2020 - 20:48h

Updated:21/01/2020 - 20:48h

Quique Setién has participated in many Copa del Rey throughout his career, but has never managed to win it and not even reach the final. His best result was last year's semifinals with Betis, where he fell against Valencia

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Quique Setién arrives to the FC Barcelona to win the first title of his career and enderezar the course of the culés. The santanderino is very ilusionado with the Glass of the King that begins this Wednesday for the culés. It will be his enésima participation in this tournament that so many disillusionments and so few joys has given him along his career. The Cantabrian carries ten victories, nine defeats and other nine ties in his path like technician in Glass.

His best resulted to date were the semifinals that reached with the Betis the past campaign. The verdiblancos, that a year before had fallen at first against the Cádiz (2-1 in favour and 5-3 against), remained to the doors of the final does less than a year. In dieciseisavos, the béticos deleted to the Racig of Santander (0-1 and 0-4); in eighth happened with suffering and thanks to the value of the goal against the Real Sociedad (0-0 and 2-2); in fourth the Espanyol fell in the extention of the turn after a 1-1 in gone and turn; but in 'semis' Valencia was too rival.

The valencianistas, that to the dessert would do with the Glass in the final against the Barça, attained to win in the semifinals thanks to Rodrigo. In the gone, the 'ches' empataron to 2 in Benito Villamarín and encarrilaron something the eliminatory of face to the turn. In the previous meeting to the final, the Hispanic-Brazilian was the author of the only so much of the crash to delete to the verdiblancos.

Setién Remained without final and without possibility to litigate a Glass in which it took five years in being able to celebrate a triumph. In his first participation, the Cantabrian fell with the Racing in front of the Cultural Leonese in the first round by 1-0 in the course 2001/2002. Since, it chained three defeats followed more: One with the Poli Ejido, in the campaign 2003/2004 and two with the Lugo in the 2011/12 and in the 12/13.

The first victory of the of Santander, therefore, did not arrive until the 2013/2014, when it went through penaltis against the Mirandés in the second round. The Recreational of Huelva finish deleting this year to his Lugo in the third round. In the season 14/15, the Galicians won to the Alcorcón first to fall against the Betis later. In his new adventure in The Palms yes could do something important to the colarse in the quarter-finals after winning to the Real in third round and to the Eibar in eighth. Valencia would undo of the Canarians when they already dreamed with the 'semis'.

The Ibiza, first escollo of Setién in Glass

Now, already in the Barça, Quique Setién has everything of face to be able to do something big in Glass at last. The Ibiza will be his first escollo in a party in which it will not be Leo Messi. The Argentinian has remained out of the announcement by technical decision and will not travel to the island. The culés will have to fix them without the best player of the world in front of a Second B that expects to water him the debut to the blaugrana.

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