Such as visceral as a good person

Such as visceral as a good person
Juanito represented good and evil.

Nobody ever better described himself as did Juanito. The mythical 7 Madrid night defined 8 April 1987 as the man of the two yos: the bad, He is representing a visceral man, a suddenly scary and unpredictable in their movements; and good, embodying repentance, good heart and kindness itself.

That evening semifinals of the UEFA Cup, Olympic Munich witnessed unfortunately the two faces of Juanito. In a match full of tension and friction (as a crunching tackle from Lothar Matthäus to Chendo), minute running 37 party when a foul in the middle Matthäus field without apparent importance was magnified by the white front. With the German player lying on the field, Juanito lost his temper and stepped on the head and neck of the Bavarian midfielder.

Juanito lost the papers to Lothar Matthäus.
Juanito lost the papers to Lothar Matthäus.

The grotesque and no recommended action to see for sensitive minds, he brought about the expulsion from the party and a penalty of five years without playing in European competitions. But nevertheless, that very fact also allowed to see the good side of 7 White. instants, After retiring from the field, Juanito publicly apologized for the terrible event and showed all his repentance, really crestfallen by the facts.

This photo was immortalized for the Bernabeu, who constantly remembers in the stands with a spectacular mosaic.
This photo was immortalized for the Bernabeu, who constantly remembers in the stands with a spectacular mosaic.

Not content with his apology, extremeño player gave her a cloak and rapier bullfighter Matthäus as a token of apology. It was another step in a relationship that would eventually ending in friendship. That was Juanito, fast forward, skilled, outsmart spent ten years in the white club won five League, 2 UEFA Cups and Pichichi leaving an indelible memory until 1992 a terrible accident ended his life.

It was the epilogue to an intense life, as intense was his career in a field.

 

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

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

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