When European competitions were better
They say that any past was better and what football and in particular to European competitions It refers probably true. The modern football still making the most of that goose that lays golden eggs and these tournaments increasingly less emotion. Little or nothing to do with that European Cup O Recopa we both liked and we want to remember in this article.
The European competitions of before
It is the most important club competition at club level. It was created in season 1955-1956 and his first name was European Champions Clubs Cup. Indeed, that was his main characteristic and which gave prestige: They played only the Champions League every European country. Nowadays, curiously, the dispute 3 O 4 Clubs from the same country. paradoxically, its present name is Champions League (Champions League) but they play very few current League champions.
further, the competition system of that European Cup It was most exciting. All teams were paired in qualifying round so big clubs could fall at the first hurdle. logically, this does not matter for the business that has become football today so had to 'fix’ with a system of 'liguilla’ group to minimize the maximum possible surprises.
Created in 1960, It was one of the most beautiful European competitions. I had to really make merit again to play it as only Cup champions were classified each of the European countries. As much, if the League and Cup champion was the same, He came runner-up. Recopa of Europe left parties and late for history and was the second most important European competition.
Big clubs were unable to add to their windows (the Real Madrid without going further) and now they can no longer do so because it ceased to exist in the season 1998-1999 with a final pitting Lazio and Mallorca.
Successor to the Fairs Cup, the UEFA Cup He was very important in their day. Although it was the third in European competitions which refers, the fact that only the Champions League will contest the European Cup made real great team to be sent to UEFA.
Again, like the two previous, the competition system with knockout round trip from the start gave him a lot of emotion. A confrontation with a Russian team in midwinter, cite one example, complicaba much the favorite team classification. A very nice competition that is far from the current Europa League a formatting style Champions League.