The title that was ‘stolen’ from Real Madrid against Boca de Menotti

first_imgMadrid was in a troubled phase, with Del Bosque on his bench after Ramón Mendoza dismissed Benito Floro two months earlier due to the well-known defeat in Lleida and his famous anger at the players in the dressing room, captured by Canal Plus cameras. The first leg at the Bernabéu was unraveled by the team’s losing streak (just 10,000 fans in the stands), but the hierarchical rank of the trophy when it was official made it happen in prime time, at 9:00 p.m., and on Spanish Television. In Argentina it also happened live, with Bilardo as a commentator. Del Bosque made an interesting mix of starters and youth squads, which allowed him to win the first round of a Boca Juniors trained by César Luis Menotti. Madrid put out an eleven consisting of Buyo; Velasco, Hierro, Alkorta, Lasa; Míchel, Milla, Prosinecki, Martín Vázquez; Dani and Zamorano. Then the youth squads would come out Sandro, Fernando and Morales, the latter being decisive for the 3-1 final. In Boca, goalkeeper Navarro Montoya (who was sent off after two minutes of play for avoiding a goal by stopping the ball with his hand outside the area), Mac Allister, Tapia, Da Silva and Carranza were known.Menotti’s famous drainage of spaces made Madrid incur 21 times offside, but Morales’ entry destroyed the plan of the coach who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978. The 1-0 was the work of Iron, of lack in the front of the area, in the first half. In the second came two goals from José Luis Morales, one with a great header at the service of Velasco and another after perfect assistance from Míchel. Carlos McAllister, with a great left-footed shot in the 85th minute, he gave life to Boca for the return leg in Buenos Aires. Agonizing turn at La BomboneraMendoza had to speak after the game, given that four days later the European Cup final was played in Athens between Barça de Cruyff and Milan de Capello. “If it comes to catch the Milan of the Dutch to this Barça, instead of 5-0 as we would put 10-0.” Well it wasn’t so misguided. Cruyff ruled out Laudrup (only three foreigners could play and chose Koeman, Stoichkov and Romario) and the Italians devastated the Catalans in the final of the Greek capital 4-0. That final ate up all the news of the week and that is why the return of the Iberia Cup, which was held three days later in Buenos Aires, was even more in the background.It was played again at 21:00 Spanish time, with live TVE. Madrid jumped into the field with Buyo; Chendo, Nando, Antía, Marcos; Míchel, Milla, Prosinecki, Velasco; Martín Vázquez and Dani. The thing got to be ugly despite the 3-1 of the first leg. 35,000 fans at La Bombonera vibrated when in the 73rd minute they had the title in their hands thanks to goals from Da Silva and Carranza (The extra value of the goals away from home made the Argentines champions).But 41 seconds later, Luis Milla scored a great goal after a corner kick (chest control and forehand to the squad) that allowed Del Bosque to add a title that in Spain was hardly valued but that in Argentina yes, as reflected in the faces of Menotti’s men, shot down after insufficient 2- 1 end. In fact, Menotti, with bad style and worse to lose, threw with a bullet after the match: “A lot of work awaits my friend Jorge Valdano when he takes Madrid now. I am not surprised by the bad season that they have made seeing how they play. “Madrid must not have been so bad. With Valdano leading the following year, he won the League 1994-95 including a shocking 5-0 to the Cruyff Dream Team at the Bernabéu …The fact is that despite being recognized as official this Ibero-American Cup by RFEF and CONMEBOL, UEFA refused to do so. Something absurd because neither does it organize the Intercontinental Cup (it is FIFA) nor did it organize the Latin Cups and Fair Cups in the 50s and 60s and yet they are recognized as official titles. Come on, there is no justification for not allowing Madrid to include that official title who knew how to win on the field against Menotti’s Boca Juniors, which is not anything. Thus, Madrid has 94 titles and is only one from Barça. If the competitions were finally resumed and Zidane’s team won this League, it would restore an exciting draw facing the future challenges of both clubs. The Classic that does not stop even in the Trophy Rooms …PALMARÉS BARCELONA (Source: Mister Chip)95 titlesLeague 26Spanish Cup 30European Cup / Champions 5Recopa 4Fair Cup 3Latin Cup 2European Super Cup 5Intercontinental / Club World Cup 3Spanish Super Cup and Eva Duarte Cup (name it received in the 1940s) A total of 15League Cup 2PALMARÉS REAL MADRID (Source: Mister Chip)93 titlesLeague 33Spanish Cup 19European Cup / Champions 13UEFA Cup 2Latin Cup 2European Super Cup 4Intercontinental / Club World Cup 7Spanish Super Cup / Eva Duarte Cup 12League Cup 1 This Iberia Cup, that’s how it came to be called by sponsorship, It was an official international tournament organized by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and the Spanish Federation (RFEF). He faced the Spanish King’s Cup champion (Madrid won it months earlier by defeating Zaragoza 2-0 in the Valencia final) and the South American Gold Cup champion, who faced the Copa Libertadores champions, South American Super Cup, Conmebol Cup and Master Cup. The champion of its first edition in 1993 was Boca Juniors, so it was the rival that faced Madrid. The Iberia Cup was played in a double game. On May 19, 1994 at the Bernabéu and on the 25th the tour at the Bombonera in Buenos Aires.center_img In the current record of official titles won that keeps Real Madrid and Barça in an exciting elbow to elbow (with 95 to 93 in favor of the Catalans, once the Spanish Super Cup conquered in January in Saudi Arabia was counted for the whites) and rummaging through the newspaper archive taking advantage of the consultation time given by the forced stoppage due to the coronavirus, I found a title achieved by Real Madrid in 1994 that has not inexplicably risen to its record. For me unjustifiably, so I claim that the Bernabéu have 94 and therefore they are only one to reach the Barcelona fans. I am referring to the Iberoamerican Cup, won by Madrid at Boca Juniors in May 1994.last_img

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