The Redondo backheel at Old Trafford, prelude to 'The Eighth’

The Redondo backheel at Old Trafford, prelude to 'The Eighth’
Redondo's famous backheel that went around the world (capture Youtube: UEFA)

It's one of those plays that happened to history Champions League and still today still remember. The taconazo Redondo It is one of those actions that follow in the retina of football fans that edition 1999-2000.

Of course, both the opponent and the stage were excellent. Visiting all white Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the second leg of the quarter-end. The meeting was full of excitement as the first leg, played in Madrid, the result had been goalless draw at all was to be decided.

That 18 of April 2000 It was a historic night for Real Madrid. His team was able to defeat the Red Devils by 2-3 but the score does not reflect the superiority visitor. The Real Madrid won 0-3 after an own goal by Keane and a doublet of Raúl González. Two goals David Beckham Y Paul Scholes They makeover the result very end.

THE backheel REDONDO IN DREAM THEATER

Special mention deserves the second goal merengue. Fernando Redondo, one of the pillars of that team, He received a ball in left side and to the mark Berg, United footballer, autopase decided to make a left heel and strangers gawking. On the bottom line he raised his head and gave an assist to Raul simply he had to push the ball to the back of the net.

The taconazo Redondo He went around the world and was the prelude to 'The Eighth’ European Cup for the Real Madrid. A couple of years earlier, whites had ended the drought in this competition 'The seventh’ with the famous Mijatovic goal at the end of Amsterdam. On that occasion the Juve Zidane was that bit the dust. This time, the opponent in the final was the Valencia CF Hector Cuper what, after sweeping the FC Barcelona in semifinals, He did not resist and fell by a convincing 3-0.

The night of the famous backheel from Redondo the Real Madrid He formed with: Casillas, Salgado, Roberto Carlos, Karanka, Ivan Campo, Helguera, Redondo, Mc Manaman, Savio, Morientes and Raul. By the Manchester United, They were elected: Van der Gouw, Gary Neville, Stan, Irwin, Cole, Keane, Beckham, Giggs, Scholes, Berg and Yorke. Vicente del Bosque and Alex Ferguson They were on the benches of both teams.

Transfer to AC MILAN AND WITHDRAWAL

curiously, at the end of that season 1999-2000, Fernando Redondo He left the club Concha Espina. The Merengues decided to sell the Argentine to AC Milan in exchange of 3.000 million pesetas (some 18 millions of euros). The midfielder left the Santiago Bernabeu after 6 seasons with a track record of 2 Suspenders, 1 Spain Supercup, 2 Champions and Intercontinental Cup. further, that season was chosen player of the year by UEFA.

But nevertheless, Milan had no luck with injuries. In fact, the player came to give up his salary his time low. After 4 seasons Red-black, in which he played a few games, He decided to hang up his boots. yes, He continued to accumulate titles: 1 League, 1 Cup, 1 Italian Super Cup, 1 Champions and 1 European Super Cup. Definitely, one of the great players to injuries forced him to retire.

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