They called it the party for Iniesta. Spain may boast the two biggest stadiums in European football, yet the Camp Nou and the Bernabeu seldom stage Spain matches.
Instead, La Roja work their way around not just favoured venues, but a range of smaller stadiums, taking the European and world champions to the provinces. It works.
On Tuesday, it was the turn of Albacete, the city of 134,000 in La Mancha famous for making knives, wine and locally born Andres Iniesta.
Iniesta was shining for Albacete when Barcelona spotted him as a 12-year-old. Albacete has been good to Iniesta. He made his SpainRead More »from Iniesta still key to Spain side aiming for ‘greatest ever’ tag