The Celta Vigo striker on that fateful cameo against Chelsea and his hopes of beating Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Europa League
Before Manchester United arrived in Galicia six days ago, the last time Celta Vigo had faced an English team Iago Aspas was a ballboy. He was there in his usual place pitchside at Balaídos wearing an oversized grey bib when Thierry Henry and Robert Pires played their way past Eduardo Berizzo to score an 80th-minute winner; a fortnight later, he watched on television at home in Moaña, across the water from Vigo, as they were eliminated at the last-16 stage at Highbury. It was the first time they had been in the Champions League and they have not been back.
At the end of that season, they were relegated. Tonight, 13 years on, they return to England. Manchester awaits; if Celta can overcome a 1-0 deficit, so does a first European final. “We’ve been thinking about this all week,” Aspas says. He has been thinking about it longer than that. “It is difficult,” he says, “but it is a dream.”
Source: Football News
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