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The battle of Consuegra was fought on August 15 1097 near the village of Consuegramarker in the province of Castile-La Manchamarker between the Castilian and Leonesemarker army of Alfonso VI and the Almoravids under Yusuf ibn Tashfin. The battle soon turned into Almoravid victory and the son of El Cid, Diego Rodríguez, perished. Alfonso with some Leónese retreated into the Castle of Consuegra which was besieged for eight days until the Almoravids withdraw to the south.


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