80 years ago Real Oviedo finished fourth in First Division | Real Oviedo

On this day, April 9, in 1944, Real Oviedo tied in Seville and added a point that helped them finish in fourth place in the First Division National League Championship standings.

This match was played at the Nervión stadium in Seville and Real Oviedo, whose coach was Manuel Meana, faced the match with the following eleven: Llorente, Valerio, Pena, Granda, Diestro, Sirio, Antón, Goyín, Echevarría, Herrerita, Díaz .

At half-time the score was 1-0. In the second half, Sevilla would make the score 2-0. Real Oviedo, through goals from Echevarría and Herrerita in the 80th and 89th minutes respectively, would tie the match. With the result of 2-2 the match concluded.

Real Oviedo finished in the qualifying table behind Valencia, Atlético de Madrid (Atlético Aviación then) and Sevilla. After Real Oviedo, Castellón, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Granada, Sabadell, Athletic de Bilbao, Espanyol (Spanish at the time) and Deportivo de La Coruña qualified. They were relegated to Second Real Sociedad and Celta de Vigo.

The photograph that illustrates this text shows one of the starting elevens of the Real Oviedo squad that reached fourth place in the First Division League that season.

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