El Atlético de Madrid se proclamó campeón en el Memorial Nacho Barberá 2022. Una final muy competida contra el Valencia CF que se acabó decidiendo en la tanda de penaltis. Paradas, tiros fuera, incluso una lesión de un lanzador, pero con un final feliz para el equipo alojado en el SIA Center..
El Atlético consiguió vencer a la UD Alzira y al Elche CF en la fase de grupos. Posteriormente, se deshizo del Levante UD. Lo hicieron sin encajar un gol en los tres partidos. El Valencia CF fue su último y más difícil rival.
Nacho Barberá Memorial 2022
The Memorial Nacho Barberá 2022 disputed its fourth edition. A grassroots football tournament where tribute is paid to the young cadet Nacho Barberá, who died during a match with UD Alzira in 2018. This championship is held to raise funds for research into sudden death.
Atlético de Madrid is one of the teams that never misses the appointment. Nacho Barberá was a great Atlético fan. He was nicknamed ‘Cholito’ and his football idol was Griezmann. Atleti were able to celebrate the Memorial Nacho Barberá 2022 title and dedicate it to the late star of the club.
The group stage consisted of six participating teams. Atlético de Madrid, UD Alzira and Elche CF were placed in group A. Valencia CF, Levante UD and CF E1 Valencia were in group B. The colchoneros beat Alzira 3-0 and Elche 1-0 to qualify. Finally, Elche took second place with a 1-0 win over Alzira.
In group B, Valencia Club de Fútbol qualified as group winners. They beat E1 Valencia 2-0 and Levante Unión Deportiva 1-3. The ‘Granotas’ took second place with a 1-0 win over E1 Valencia in the first match of the tournament.
In the final phase of the Memorial Nacho Barberá 2022 held on Sunday 12 June, all the positions were shared. E1 Valencia beat UD Alzira 2-3 in the duel for fifth place. Then came the semi-finals where Atlético beat Levante 2-0 and Valencia overcame Elche Club de Fútbol 1-0.
Finally, Levante UD took third place after beating Elche 3-0. The final between Atlético de Madrid and Valencia CF ended in a draw after 45 minutes. Penalties were to proclaim Atlético as champions of the Nacho Barberá Memorial 2022.
Atlético de Madrid at SIA Academy
Atlético de Madrid stayed at the Soccer Inter-Action sports facilities during their training camp in Valencia. The club enjoyed all the comforts of the SIA Academy’s high performance centre. An important value to achieve the title of champion of the Memorial Nacho Barberá 2022.
The SIA Center has been Atlético’s home on many occasions. During the last month, both the youth and cadet teams have stayed at the SIA Academy facilities. Both to compete in tournaments in Valencia. To perform at your best you have to enjoy the best facilities and at Soccer Inter-Action we have them.
Atletico were able to prepare for the Memorial Nacho Barberá 2022 in the best possible way. They made use of the artificial turf pitch at the SIA Center to adapt to the UD Alzira pitch. They trained and worked in the video analysis room to study the opponents. They were also able to work out in the gym.
Rest is also part of training. That is why the Atlético de Madrid players enjoyed the comfortable rooms of the SIA Center hotel to rest. All meals served in the restaurant were scheduled and guided by a nutritionist. They also made use of the Soccer Inter-Action physiotherapy service.
SIA Center, the ideal place for stages
Staging a training camp at the SIA Center is the ideal option for clubs competing in Valencia. Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF have stayed here in recent months. Elite clubs from Switzerland and Denmark also make use of the Soccer Inter-Action facilities.
They choose SIA Center because of the natural and artificial grass pitches. The latest generation technology. The video analysis, physiotherapy and leisure rooms. The complete gymnasium for physical training. And also thanks to the hotel and the high standing restaurant for the greatest comfort of the football players.