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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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