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Historic UEFA Osasuna

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Osasuna’s debut in the UEFA Cup dates back to the 1985/86 season. In the first qualifying round, the Navarrese left Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) in the dust after losing 1-0 at Ibox Park and winning 2-0 in the second leg in Pamplona. The second qualifying round ended the first international experience of the read team after being eliminated by the Belgians from Warengen. 2-0 in the first leg and 2-1 in the second leg played in the Navarre capital.


The 1991/92 season will be remembered for the excellent participation in the UEFA Cup. The first qualifying round was played against Slavia Sofia (Bulgaria). In Sofia the team lost 1-0 but in the second leg they won 4-0. In the second qualifying round, the Germans from Stuttgart showed a strong face and put the pass to the next round really difficult for the red team. The first leg played in Pamplona ended with a zero draw. In the second leg, played at the Neckarstadion stadium, the Reds played a memorable duel. The Navarrese team won 3-2, thus qualifying for the round of 16 of the European competition. In the third qualifying round, Osasuna faced the team that would eventually win the UEFA Cup: Ajax Amsterdam. They lost 1-0 in Pamplona and the second leg, held in Dusselford, Germany, because Ajax had its own field closed, was lost 1-0 to a team full of international stars.

The 2005/06 season was a short-lived one for Osasuna’s journey in the UEFA Cup. The Stade Rennais (France) eliminated the Navarre team, with a 3-1 in the first leg and a 0-0 in the second.

The Reds' run in the UEFA Cup during the 2006/2007 season was a success. CA Osasuna reached the semi-finals of the competition and would only be beaten by Sevilla FC, who in the end turned out to be the champions of the tournament. In the first qualifying round, the Navarrese left Turkey's Trabzonspor in the dust. In the group phase, along with Parma, Lens, Odense and Heerenveen, the team finished second behind the Italians. The next to fall were Girondins (France), Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) and Bayer Leverkusen (Germany). In the semi-finals, Sevilla FC crossed paths with the Reds and Osasuna had to say goodbye to a historic participation. The UEFA Cup final was just a step away.