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Pucela Escocia Podcast: Episode 007

The latest edition of the Pucela Escocia podcast is now available and it is a special one! Episode 007 has a heavy spy influence to it, in honour of reaching the seventh show. Get sent back in time on top-secret mission to investigate the famous 1-0 win over Barcelona in March 2014, in the first of our “Iconic Matches” episodes.

The show will look at the build-up to the match, assessing the fortunes of both teams coming into the clash. It details how the atmosphere contributed to the spectacle and how the Real Valladolid players responded against the defending league champions.

Gerard Martino’s men arrived at the José Zorrilla stadium with a side bristling with elite talent, such as Lionel Messi, Cesc Fàbregas, Pedro, Gerard Piqué, Xavi and someone called Neymar, along with many other world-renowned stars. How did they fair against their 18th-placed opponents?

Álvaro Rubio’s moment of sublime magic in defence, halting a dangerous Barcelona counter-attack in a true captain’s performance. is analysed in depth.

We look at how midfielder Fausto Rossi’s only goal in Real Valladolid colours turned out to be so memorable, going down in club history forever.

Pucela may well have scored a second goal as time time ticked away, as substitute Valdet Rama burst down the left-flank and made light work of Javier Mascherano. Find out how the move ended.

The team who overcame the odds to beat the champions on that eventful day eventually went on to be relegated, but it was not the end of the story for their careers. We explore the players who conquered the mighty Catalan giants, finding out where their paths led after the drop into the Segunda División.

All that and more in Episode 007 of the Pucela Escocia podcast, available here or on all major platforms. A full transcript of the match report segment of the episode can be accessed here, or by checking out the Iconic Matches section of the website which will see more historic clashes added to it as time goes on.

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