Atlético descended 20 years ago into Hell of Segunda

first_imgThe Athletic starred make 20 years one of the saddest episodes of its history. The May 7, 2000 Atlético, trained by Antic, descended to Second Division. The silence in the stadium Carlos Tartiere from Oviedo it was sepulchral when the meeting ended. The 14,200 followers, many of them from Atlético, did not believe what was happening. The Madrid team had not beaten Oviedo and the final tie to two goals sent Atlético to Second. It was the chronicle of an announced death, but the decline was consummated in Oviedo, on matchday 36, and in front of an Atlético legend, Luis Aragones, who trained the Asturian team. There were images for the story, with players and fans crying to tears after the tragedy was consummated.Atlético also fell in the most cruel way. Equalized 2-0 with which Oviedo got ahead and Hasselbaink was 2-3 on a penalty kick. In the 84th minute he had victory in his boots but Esteban guessed the shot and avoided the goal that would have given Atlético the victory. A team that formed in Oviedo with an eleven full of important players, top-level footballers who always they will remember that encounter. Molina; Gaspar, Ayala (Valerón, 27 ‘), Gamarra, Capdevila; Aguilera, Bejbl (Baraja, 61 ‘), Hugo Leal, Solari (Luque, 45’); Kiko and Hasselbaink. Those were the footballers who played that day for Atlético. Oviedo scored 1-0 in the 25th minute thanks to Losada. Paulo Bento, from a penalty, made it 2-0 in 65 and in a final arreón Atlético equalized the game. Capdevila made it 2-1 in 72 and Hasselbaink equaled in 77. But he couldn’t win and the rest is already history.The Athletic equaled in the following match against Sevilla at home, in a match where the hobby showed gracefully your discomfort. And the championship ended winning in Mallorca. The Madrid club spent two years in hell and lived one of the great crises in its history. He had a hard time getting up and had to spend many seasons to to be among the greats of Spanish football again.last_img

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