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05 November 2019 Venue Ciudad Deportiva Andres Iniesta Attendance

Kick off 16:00 (UK)

Albacete Under-19
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Brentford

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Match preview: Albacete U19 v Brentford B

Brentford B set for first match in Spain

5 November 2019

Brentford B will play the first match of their Spain tour when they travel to Albacete Under-19s at Cuidad Deportiva Andrés Iniesta in a 5pm kick-off local time (4pm GMT.)

Having flown out to La Manga on Sunday, Neil MacFarlane’s side have had two training sessions ahead of their match with Albacete as the players are further introduced to different playing styles as part of their development.

The match represents the first of two fixtures that the team will play in Spain as they will then set their sights on a match with FC Cartagena which is to be hosted at the club’s La Manga training resort.

Ahead of the match with Albacete, Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “They’re difficult games and both teams will pose different challenges but it’s up to us to respond. We’re on a good run of form as well and there’s a confidence within the group and it’s a case of marrying that confidence with doing the right things and hopefully we can come out with some positive aspects.”

The game will be played at Ciudad Deportiva Andrés Iniesta, a sports complex of which former FC Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who is from Albacete, lent his support to. The centre has continued to develop over the years and the site was renamed after the World Cup winner in December 2012.

As a club, Albacete’s first team compete in the Spanish Segunda Division and currently sit in sixth place after playing 14 matches so far. The club was founded in 1940 and has fluctuated between a number of divisions in recent decades. Their last season competing in La Liga came in the 2004/05 season.

As for the under-19 side, they will provide a tough test for Brentford B having lost just once in their last five matches. They began October with a 2-0 win over Real Murcia before beating Lorca CFB 2-1 away from home. A draw with Levante was followed up by a 3-0 away defeat to Atletico Madrid, but they bounced back recently with a 2-0 win over Toledo.

If supporters find themselves in the Albacete area on matchday, you are able to attend to watch the fixture as Neil MacFarlane’s side look to continue their positive run.

For supporters back in the UK, the club will provide live updates across social media.

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Match Reports

Match Report and Match Action: Albacete U19s 0 Brentford B 4

Young Bees pick up win in first match of Spain tour.

7 November 2019

Brentford B got their tour of Spain off to the perfect start as they picked up a 4-0 win over Albacete Under-19s at Ciudad Deportiva Andrés Iniesta.

It was a match which Neil MacFarlane’s side dominated from start to finish as Julien Carré, Gustav Mogensen, Arthur Read and Joe Adams all found the net.

The forward press was a constant feature in the young Bees’ play as they put their opponents under considerable pressure from the front through Mogensen, Matej Majka and Adams.

But it would be a set piece that would put The Bees ahead first when Carré stepped up to convert an excellent free kick into the top left-hand corner.

The Bees then felt they should have had a penalty when Mogensen did wonderfully to drive into the box under considerable pressure, and despite holding his balance and shooting, the striker then went to ground convinced that he’d been brought down illegally but the referee waved away the appeals.

Just after the half hour mark the Bees managed to double their lead when a quick throw from David Titov got Carré in down the right before he pulled the ball back for Mogensen to sweep home from close range to make it 2-0 as they took a positive lead into the break.

The match continued in the same format with Nathan Shepperd and then Simon Andersson in the Bees goal rarely troubled by the Albacete attack.

Brentford thought they’d made it 3-0 on 53 minutes when a corner was swung in and Adams bundled the ball home but for a foul in the build-up according to the officials.

But just three minutes later The Bees did have their third when Read was found centrally before he shifted the ball onto his right foot before calmly slotting home.

Just seconds later Adams almost had himself on the scoresheet when he tried his luck from a free kick and forced the Albacete keeper into a smart stop to push the ball over the bar.

Having felt hard done by earlier in the match after having a penalty appeal waved away, the referee was then forced to point to the spot as Adams looked to drive down the left before being brought down.

The forward then stepped up to convert into the bottom right-hand corner to make it 4-0.

MacFarlane’s side will now set their sights FC Cartagena who will travel to their La Manga training base on Thursday.

Albacete U19: Laja, Torres, La Casa, Valcarcel, Aparicio, Chimpun, Alonso, Abdul, Vega, Han, David
Subs: Nacho, Alvaro, Rozalen, Moraleda, Carlos, Novillo, Rodri, Aranda

Brentford B: Shepperd (Andersson, 60), Tsaroulla, Racic (O’Connor 45), Larsen (Mitchell, 60), Read, Carre (Koutsimouka, 60), Adams, Majka, Mogensen, Titov, Oksanen.

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