Spain – Denmark, a match for history

Spain – Denmark, a match for history
Time of departure to the field of Canizares after the expulsion of Zubizarreta. PHOTO: capture Youtube

The Spain-Denmark 1993 He remained in the retina of the Spanish fans as one of the most tense games that remind the Spanish team. Today Colgados for football we will reopen our particular memory lane to recall a match that was primarily exciting, keyed up, of which one remembers forever. Therefore we will travel to the 17 November 1993, to Sevilla, until the Spain 1- Denmark 0.

The way to USA 94 It was a tough way to Spain

The 17 November 1993, Eire, Spain and Denmark gambled a ticket for World USA 94. Only two of the three teams could access American World. Eire played against neighbors Northern Ireland not playing anything, Spain and Denmark played each other in a match square dog face, life and death, so the tension was evident.

Entry of the match played in Seville 17 November 1993.
Entry of the match played in Seville 17 November 1993.

The match, match at the Sanchez Pizjuan, It was a heart attack from the first minute, acquiring dramatic overtones when the 10 minutes into the match when Zubizarreta, a blunder, He handed the ball to his teammate by then in Barcelona, Michael Laudrup.

Danish completely alone he faced the Spanish goal after Zubizarreta gift, when the Spanish goalkeeper choosing the least bad of the options left to him, Danish star wing knocked out of the area. Missing and fair expulsion. They remained 80 minutes more discount game ahead, the task seemed daunting, World escaped.

The Spain-Denmark was the triumphant debut of Santi Cañizares in Spain

And the traditional style of American film great sporting feats, the Spanish national team debut in a young goalkeeper who all know, Santiago Canizares who later became one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Spain.

The goalkeeper then Celta Vigo, he was faced with the heavy responsibility of maintaining their protected goal with his team a man down against an opponent who also played the pass to the World Cup. Stop after another, She was dismantled attacks by Danish players, performing authentic magisterial interventions and so sublime performance curdling. The young man who had left Rebound, he had become a hero by accident, He had become the figure of a meeting as agonizing as apoteósico. He had made history.

EspañaDinamarca debut Cañizares
The Spain-Denmark match was the triumphant debut of Santi Cañizares in Spain. PHOTO: capture Youtube

In addition to stops Cañizares, mark was missing

But while Canizares dismantled again and again the Danish shares, Belfast result of the match between the two Ireland left out Spain. It took a miracle, resorting to fury, use Epic. With some players to physically limit the after enduring all game with ten men against an opponent demanding, the team needed another miracle and came.

So the minute 62, Jon Andoni Goikoetxea looting of a button back, Fernando Hierro to come from behind as he finished off a superb header to beat Peter Schmeichel, the best goalkeeper in the world at that time. The stand exploded in ecstasy, Pizjuán was coming down, He was working the miracle.

the outcome of the match and result in Belfast left off the Danes now that of course is turned further towards the Spanish area, Santi Cañizares but that day was blessed by the gods and returned to derail several actions with stops they demonstrated to the nickname that later would put Claudio Ranieri; the “Dragon”.

The referee after five minutes of agonizing discount, He blew the final whistle of the match against the Danes disappointment, they saw as they missed a game they had played one more for almost 85 minutes. Spanish Javi Clemente, They are celebrating their pass to USA 94. World worthy to remember and in which only misfortune and Arbitration heist against Italy they prevented Spain made history before the XXI century.

Luis Enrique in the Spain-Denmark
Paco Grande de RTVE interviewing Luis Enrique in the Spain-Denmark. PHOTO: capture Youtube


Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol
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