ROME – The Italian Cup barely know where it is transmitted? Do you snuggle on the couch while you zap between a sixteenth of the finals and the other of the Italian Cup? In England, however, the national cups are a real religion. Especially for the less noble teams. And this year is the Burton Albion Football Club the surprise verse of the English Football League Cup (the League Cup).
The Burton, which militates, with difficulty, in the Football League One (our Series C), has indeed managed to get to the semifinals where he will meet … Manchester City . And certainly it will not be difficult to fill the small stadium (the "Pirelli Stadium") with 6,912 seats.
The Burton, yellow-black jacket, in the quarter finals beat (away) the Middlesbrough with the minimum gap (1-0, Hesketh's net at 48 ') at the Riverside.
Fifteenth in the third division (27 points in 21 games), Burton is coached by Nigel Clough, former player of Liverpool and Manchester City.
Burton's fable in the League Cup has begun … in Vietnam. In fact, there were the draws for the first round. First round where Burton has moved away from Shrewsbury Town Football Club 2-1. Comeback win. The team of Clough, in fact, after being passed at the 27 ', has reassembled with the goals of Templeton and Atkins.
In the second round the Clough troop (which in England is a heavy surname to wear for a coach) won 1-0, this time at home, against Aston Villa. Boyce's goal in the 52nd minute was decisive.
In the sixteenth then new miracle of "The Brewers" ("The Brewers") who managed to throw out the Burnley (Premier League). The Burton, once again, has won in comeback. In fact, Burnce's Long's goal was answered by Boyce on 62 minutes and Allen on 83 minutes.
In the second round another victory (3-2) against a team of a higher category. This time it's the Nottingham Forest (Championship). An epic match. The Burton thanks to an own goal and a goal from Fraser in the 64 'passes on 2-0. Nottingham shortened the gap with Grabban in the 70th minute. Clough's team scored 3-1 with Hesketth in the 82nd minute and closed behind. Useless goal at the end of Appiah (no, not that of Udinese).
At the quarters then the victory, once again surprising, against the Middlesbrough.
Who knows if now the Burton (rose value € 6.75 million according to transfermarkt) will manage to put in difficulty the City of Sheikhs. Value of the squadron rose of Guardiola? A billion. More euro, less euro.
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