Spanish ham and a side of football


Remember the team that went viral because of their jamon inspired away kit? These days, Guijuelo is starting to make a name for itself not only with its famous cured ham but on the football pitch as well. After a hard-fought win at home over Atletico Madrid B last weekend, Chacineros impressed again with a brilliant away performance against another team from the Spanish capital in Real Madrid Castilla, despite the 1:0 loss. A lot of the credit has to be given to new head coach Angel Sanchez. The Salamanca native who played for Alaves, Levante and Alcorcon, before ending his career at his local club, had been handed his first professional job last summer. The results soon followed as the former left back quickly instilled a new mentality in the team and managed to organize a solid defensive structure. Sanchez is also responsible for creating a platform for goals up front and a testament to that is young sriker Luque who has already netted 5 goals this season. Optimism is starting to grow among fans in the small Castilian town as a group of faithful supporters religiously follows their team at every away match despite the long travel distances. They will surely be in full force this weekend for the highly anticipated Salamanca derby. Invincible at home, Guijuelo will be looking to grab all 3 points against local rivals Unionistas and get closer to the playoff spots. Can Chacineros manage to earn a historic promotion to the second division come the end of the season and make headlines all over Spain? Their ham did, so why not their football team?