Salma Paralluelo is looking forward to Saturday's final in Zaragoza. Photo: FCB Femeni

Salma Paralluelo, excited to play in Zaragoza: “I grew up there and it is going to be very special”

The Aragonese player will play in the final of the Queen’s Cup this Saturday in La Romareda

Redacción Friday, May 17, 2024 / 10:00

Coming home is always special. Returning as a mass idol , as a world star, is much more so. This is how Salma Paralluelo returns to her native Zaragoza . Through the big door. This Saturday, May 18, La Maña, world champion with Spain or European champion with Barça, will compete in the final of the Queen’s Cup with Fútbol Club Barcelona in La Romareda. Salma will put the Aragonese seal on the field and is “very excited” about it.

A final is a final, but it is true that Salma Paralluelo has already played a few. However, it will be the first grand final that he plays at home, in front of his family, his friends and the people who accompanied him in his beginnings. Therefore, beyond what is at stake, Salma will live a unique day. And only she will be able to enjoy that feeling in the match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad,  since the other Aragonese of the Barça club, Mapi León , has not yet recovered from her injury. 

Along these lines, the player, who spoke to the Aragonese media this Thursday, expresses her excitement about playing in Zaragoza : “I grew up there, I have grown, it is going to be very special , a lot of people are going to come, it is going to be very pretty”.

Furthermore, the Barcelona and Spanish national team soccer player wants “people to cheer up” so that “a good night of soccer” can be experienced in La Romareda . A stadium that Salma Paralluelo went to as a child. She confessed that she didn’t go to many, but she remembered having seen a couple of matches and being able to play in a cup final there is a “very cool” experience. Of course, she confessed that she has not thought about any dedication or special celebration if she scores a goal.


Fútbol Club Barcelona continues to be the rival to beat in Spanish women’s football. After conquering the F League , it now has two weeks with two finals. First will be this Saturday and the next one will be the final of the Champions League , the maximum challenge. Along these lines, the Barcelona attacker could get the title that is missing from her record, the Copa de la Reina . “It would be very nice to be able to celebrate it with family and friends there,” said the Zaragoza native, who also wants to achieve the rest of the season’s goals.

However, he is cautious with Saturday’s duel, because, even if they are favorites, “the finals have to be played ,” he defended. “We have already been able to enjoy games against Real this season, but in a final everything changes. We have to be very involved, be on our own, in our game plan ,” pointed out the Barça player.

Salma Paralluelo hopes to close the season with Barça by winning two more titles.
Salma Paralluelo hopes to close the season with Barça by winning two more titles.


The Aragonese footballer has a lot to do with the good performance of the culés, who is having a great year at club and national team level. Now he has his “focus” on the final stretch with Barça, but on the horizon is a summer with Spain: “In the summer with the Euro Cup and the Olympic Games there are very important challenges, very exciting, we have to be mentally prepared and when it’s time , rest well, strong things are coming and we hope to be as good as possible to compete for them and try to win them.”

Beyond football, Salma has become a reference for Zaragoza girls, whom the athlete encourages to continue, to enjoy everything they do and to “find their way . ” One that she ended up finding.

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