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The cured meat is a speciality of the town that welcomed Diego Simeone's men on Wednesday, and spectators were left with a pleasant taste in their mouths despite defeat


While the Guijuelo starting XI did not do much to draw the attention of outside observers for their Copa del Rey game against Atletico Madrid, it must be said that the town's charcuterie-crazy tourist board played an absolute blinder. 

Tucked away in the province of Castilla y Leon, Guijuelo is far better known across Spain for its ham rather than its football. 

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And with that in mind, cured meats were the star of the show in Wednesday's 6-0 Copa del Rey thrashing at the hands of Diego Simeone's men. 

Before the match, each supporter was offered 50 grams of Jamon de Guijuelo if they came along to back their local team against the Liga giants. 

And the side did their town proud by walking out in special kits that bore the motif of dozens of ham cuts laid on top of each other. 

The best part of the show, however, was yet to come. 

Yes reader, you are not mistaken - that is indeed a physio's kitbag shaped to resemble a leg of ham! 

So while Guijuelo's attempt to down Atletico turned out rather ham-fisted, we are certain they will find the cure and serve up a mouthwatering match back at Vicente Calderon.