When Alfredo Di Stefano forced Juve to play with Real Madrid shirt
The retro football that we love brings us, sometimes, anecdotes that today would be quite impossible. One starred Alfredo Di Stéfano in a match European Cup Le season 1961-1962 played at the Santiago Bernabeu between Real Madrid and the Juventus.
that encounter, corresponding to the return of the quarter finals of the Champions League, should decide which team qualified for the semifinals. In the first leg, played in Italy, The Whites scored a narrow win (0-1) thanks to a goal of the own Alfredo Di Stéfano in the minute 79.
A week later, 'The old lady’ Real Madrid visited fiefdom and instead of their traditional dress shirt with black and white stripes surprised everyone wearing a totally black uniform. Like is logic, what caused that during the first 45 Italian footballers minutes were confused with the referees by Real Madrid. It was this fact or not, the fact is that the rest came with an away win by the same scoreline in the first leg (0-1) thanks to a goal Sivori.
O get their home or played”
This is where the figure of Alfredo Di Stéfano takes center stage. Star Real Madrid, apparently quite angry, He went to the locker room referees with the second Madrid shirt violet: “O get their home or played”. The referee accepted the proposal and Juve he changed his uniform to play the second part of the game.
But nevertheless, the score did not change and the Italians were victorious by 0-1. Thus, the tie had to be settled in a third play-off on neutral ground. The Real Madrid He obtained the classification thanks to his victory 3-1 a week later in the Parc des Princes in Paris. yes, I had to overcome the initial goal scored again by Sivori with goals from Fellow, Of the sun Y Tejada.
That was the VII edition of the European Cup. The first five were for Real Madrid while the sixth was for the Benfica to repeat this season 1961-1962 defeating precisely the meringues. curiously, from that moment, Luso box has not returned to win a European final 'thank you’ the famous curse Bela Guttman of which I spoke in another article.