SIA Academy competes against the best football clubs in Spain. The Villarreal Yellow Cup Easter 2022 has been used for the Soccer Inter-Action youth team to play against the future players of LaLiga Santander. In the first matchday 1 of group B, SIA faced Real Sociedad.
The Basque team was one of the favourites to win the Villarreal Yellow Cup. The first match was against SIA Academy. The young talents of Soccer Inter-Action were a tough nut to crack for the future First Division players. La Real ended up winning 3-2.
Real Sociedad – SIA Academy
Real Sociedad – SIA Academy was one of the big matches of the Villarreal Yellow Cup. The LaLiga Santander side brought their 8-a-side stars and they had a great competition against the SIA Center’s pearls. The result showed the great work of Soccer Inter-Action in grassroots football.
How was the match?
The match between Real Sociedad and SIA Academy was evenly matched. The future LaLiga Santander players took the lead in the 4th minute with a goal from Haritz, followed by a 2-0 lead from Intxixu in the 7th minute. Everything seemed to point to a Real Sociedad victory, but Soccer Inter-Action never gives up.
Ismael in the 11th minute and Rubén in the 13th minute tied the score and the SIA Academy players, coaching staff and fans rejoiced. Finally, in the 17th minute, Felix made it 3-2. Soccer Inter-Action tried to level the match again, but the victory ended up falling to the Txuri-urdin side.
SIA Academy in professional football
Soccer Inter-Action enjoyed a professional football match. The SIA Academy’s youth players were able to compete at Villarreal CF’s Ciudad Deportiva, surrounded by fans from all the teams. This is where the future diamonds of professional football are being shaped. A unique experience.
In addition, they were able to measure themselves against a team like Real Sociedad. The current sixth-placed team and winners of the Copa del Rey in 2020. One of the best youth teams in European football that came close to losing against Soccer Inter-Action..
What is the Villarreal Yellow Cup?
The Villarreal Yellow Cup Easter 2022 is one of the most important grassroots football tournaments in Spanish football. This year’s edition brought together many of the best clubs in the world. FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Villarreal CF, Valencia CF and Real Sociedad took part.
The future stars of Spanish football regularly compete in the Villarreal Yellow Cup. Players such as Ferran Torres, Rodrigo, Adama Traoré, Gavi and Pedri have taken part in this renowned championship. So have future LaLiga Santander players who were able to measure themselves against SIA Academy.
Soccer Inter-Action has been represented in all categories of the Villarreal Yellow Cup. From the juveniles, with three teams, to the youth teams. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Real Sociedad and Villarreal have been the most popular rivals. Also Levante UD. A unique opportunity to get closer to professional football.
Visit to the Estadio de La Cerámica
Taking part in the Villarreal Yellow Cup meant visiting the Estadio de La Cerámica. To be able to sit on the bench, walk on the pitch of a UEFA Champions League semi-finalist team and see the ‘groguet’ museum.
In addition, the final ceremony of the grassroots football championship was also held at the Estadio de La Cerámica. The teams paraded around the pitch to receive their medals and diplomas. So did all the SIA Academy footballers. A unique moment that they will remember for the rest of their lives.