Hércules de Alicante

Hércules de Alicante

Hércules are a 2B team (third level in Spain) from the Costa Blanca city of Alicante. It’s a club with a proud history but sadly one which has suffered in recent years both on and off the field. As recently as 2010/2011 they were in La Liga with players like Drenthe, David Trezeguet and Nelson Valdez but finished second bottom despite a famous 2-0 victory in the Camp Nou against Barcelona who previously had been unbeaten at home in 16 months!

…and history repeated itself with a Copa del Rey home and away tie versus Barcelona. The home match was a tense 1-1 draw so there was all to play for in the Catalan capital. Sadly, it went horribly wrong as a Barcelona team without Messi Suarez, Neymar and Piqué thrashed the Alicante minnows 7-0.

The anecdote of the game in Barcelona was the shirt that the Alicante team wore. It was white as opposed to the usual blue and white and was issued only for this one game. Although it did not do the away team much good, it was an interesting initiative.

Photo www.marca.com on 21st December 2016

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