Rafa Márquez’s FC Barcelona B already knows its path in the playoffs for promotion to second – La Opinion

Rafa Márquez’s FC Barcelona B already knows its path in the playoffs for promotion to second – La Opinion


FC Barcelona B Rafa Marquez He closed his season this Saturday with a victory in his visit to Celta de Vigo B (1-2) to finish in third place in group 1 of the Second Division B of Spain, which allowed the team led by the Mexican to define the path that they will have to go through in the playoffs to seek promotion to the Second Division.

The Catalan team’s subsidiary had to resort to a comeback to reverse the goal achieved by the Galicians at the beginning of the match thanks to Fer López (m.7). Those led by Rafa Márquez reacted through Pau Victor (m.49) and Unai Hernández (m.98) to keep the three points that left them in third place.

In this way, the FC Barcelona B will now have to face Ibiza in the first round of the playoffs for promotion to the Second Division. The first leg against the Balearic Islands will be played on Friday of next week while the second leg will be played on Saturday, June 7. The Catalans will close the series at home.

FC Barcelona B published on its social networks the data about the confrontation they will have against Ibiza in the first round of the playoffs for promotion to the Second Division.

The winner of this confrontation will be facing each other in the next instance against the winner of the tie between Ponferradina and Córdoba, who finished the season in fifth place in group 1 and second place in group 2, respectively. The winner of this last crossing will win the ticket to the Second Division.

In this way, Deportivo La Coruña and Castellón assured their promotion to the silver category of Spanish football directly after finishing first in the regular season in each of the two groups. These two teams will be joined by the two playoff winners to complete the four teams that rise.

Rafa Márquez continues to grow as a coach

This season allowed the Mexican technical director Rafa Márquez to continue developing his career within FC Barcelona by leading the subsidiary team to the promotion playoffs after a great performance in the regular round, which also meant that at times he was considered to reach the first team.

Rafa Márquez has had good performances in Spain.
In this new stage of his career, now on the bench, the Mexican Rafa Márquez has had good performances in Spain.
Credit: Etzel Espinosa | Imago7

In the regular season he left a record of 21 wins, seven draws and 10 losses, putting together a good streak of games without knowing defeat that led him at times to fight for first place in the standings. While his team achieved these good results, his name came to be heard as a replacement for Xavi Hernández.

However, that possibility dissipated and the Mexican ended up signing a renewal to continue leading the reserve team to continue polishing his skills as a coach with his mind set on reaching the Barça first team bench at some point.

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