That Spain-Italy USA 1994: The nudge to Luis Enrique

Aquel España-Italia de USA 1994: El codazo a Luis Enrique
El España Italia de USA 94 quedó marcado por muchos motivos para los aficionados españoles. PHOTOMONTAGE: hanging

Last update 13 April, 2024 por Alberto Llopis

Si hay un partido y un momento que marcó a una generación en los 90, fue sin duda aquel España-Italia de USA 94. Un partido, que pudo llevarse España pero que acabó siendo eliminada por los luego subcampeones. Un duelo cuya imagen para el recuerdo, fue la de Luis Enrique con la nariz rota llorando de impotencia.

That Spain-Italy USA 94

He Mundial de USA 94 It was revolutionary in many respects. It was the first where the referees began to wear colorful and players first brought the name on the shirt. Se instauró por primera vez el área técnica y la figura del cuarto árbitro y sobre todo, was the first time a World Cup was held in a country where soccer, It was not anywhere near the king sport in the country.

Para los españoles USA 94 será siempre el del codazo de Tassotti a Luis Enrique, el del fallo de Julio Salinas frente a Italia, y también el del Mundial donde España podría haber llegado más lejos antes de la edad dorada.

There was a 9 de julio de 1994. Clemente's Spain came to the party of the quarterfinals against the Italians after an excellent victory over Switzerland in the second round by three goals to zero. The match was played and matched equally, full of tension of those who do not usually forget with the passage of time.

El fallo de Julio Salinas y el codazo de Tassotti a Luis Enrique

Dino Baggio ahead of Italy and Caminero, the best Spanish player at the World tied one. A falta de pocos minutos Julio Salinas falló una clamorosa oportunidad ante Gianluca Pagliuca para poner el 2-1 and sentence classification. But ironically, Baggio was another, Roberto, that the next move would achieve the 1-2 definitive rating to the “azure”. The thing would not end there.

Spain turned against the Italian goal in search of an equalizer forced extra time when in the last minute of the match, el ya veterano defensa italiano Tassotti, golpeó en la nariz a Luis Enrique. It was a penalty and expulsion, but the referee did not see it despite the already recognized image as Spanish player outside if bleeding and fractured nasal septum. En esos tiempos, lo del VAR era ciencia ficción como es evidente.

Italy finally passed and reached the final where they lost on penalties to Brazil but that defeat hurt much and was forever like that missed opportunity. Something that Iniesta, Villa, Casillas and company undertook to make us forget 16 años después en Sudáfrica. Una herida que se cerró brillantemente.

Alberto Llopis

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