The day a penalty decided a League

The day a penalty decided a League
Djukic that fateful penalty that cost the league to Deportivo 1994. It's still one of the best defenses that has passed through the League.

What it is what every player dreams throughout his career? Deciding a major title at the last minute. It must be terrible to be waiting all that time and failing life on D to H hour. That came up with a 14 May 1994 to Miroslav Djukic. Then in the ranks of Deportivo Coruna, with tie 0 Serbia was ready to throw a penalty signaled by the minute Lopez Nieto 89 which he gave the title to record it Galicians.

Bebeto, Lopez Rekarte must be the men in charge of throwing the penalty. However, fear of failure put on the spot to Serbian, a thin core of enormous elegance but not given to deal with goal. In front, José Luis González, Valencia goalkeeper should be in charge of stopping a penalty watching Riazor and the whole league with the greatest of care.

With nothing to play, Djukic decided to secure and throw a ball to the right side of González, This stopped causing trouble flood of emotions. Riazor wept bitterly while apparently, the Nou Camp vibrated with an action that gave the title to Barcelona, after this fulfill the duties and win 5-2 Sevilla tied on points with the Galicians but overcoming them by “gol average”.

The odd thing is that Valencia (that precisely 24 years before that day had won the Recopa) not playing anything and that such an effort not to lose misunderstanding between the delivery of a possible premium Barcelona as recognized later Fernando Giner, Maximum considering at the time when only the champion played the Champions League.

A few days later, Barcelona would see the other side of football with a resounding defeat in Athens against AC Milan which meant the end of Dream Team. Djukic, three years later he abandons the blue and white box to sign for Valencia, who live their best moments as a footballer. However, in memory, no one will forget the 14 May 1994 there was a penalty. The most famous penalty in the history of the League, that also was not a goal.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982


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