Pink, Proud And Scoring

Trivia test: 1) where is the Mendizorroza Stadium (bonus points if you can also pronounce Mendizorroza first try)? 2) Where did the Duke of Wellington win a big battle against the French in 1812? 3) What has 22 legs, sometimes wears pink and slays European giants? The answer to all three questions is pretty much the same. The place is Vitoria, in Spain's Basque province of Álava. The creature it is home to is Deportivo Alavés, a soccer club that has demolished football's theory of relativity, which holds that success is directly proportional to the millions that clubs splash on big-name...

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