The punch Angel Maria Villar to Cruyff which cost him 100.000 pesetas of fine

The punch Angel Maria Villar to Cruyff which cost him 100.000 pesetas of fine
Villar leaves the field after being expelled for assaulting Johan Cruyff (The mail)

We have met many Angel Maria Villar almost eternal president of the Real spanish soccer federation until recently. However there was a day when defending T-Shirt Athletic Club de Bilbao and he had to fight against the best players in the league.

The 24 March 1974 Basque midfielder played a game San Mames where it was the absolute star. Its main mission was to become the best player shadow FC Barcelona, Johan Cruyff, would receive the same year Golden Ball.

Cruyff's kick Angel Maria Villar

Both players had already had their pluses and minuses in the first leg in Barcelona and now would not be less. In a set of game, Cruyff, sick of tagging his rival, harshly hit leg Angel Maria Villar and broke his shin that, She told the former president of the Federation, it had been especially brought Southampton.

Shortly after, It is a corner kick, Basque justice took his hand and gave him a slap of epochal leaving the culé crack lying on the floor. Villar He did not even wait for the referee, Soto Montesinos, will show Red card. It was so clear that headed straight toward the locker room without looking up.

The Athletic of Iribar, Rojo Ltd., Iñaki Saez O Uriarte among others, despite playing with a reduced squad almost an hour, I knew to hold the initial marker goalless draw against Barça of Cruyff, Rexach O Sotil that season achieved crowned champions of League Rinus Michels on the bench. The set of San Mames, meanwhile, He finished fifth two points of qualifying for European competition.

As for the play of Villar Y Cruyff It must be added that the player rojiblanco was banned for four games and had to pay a fine of 100.000 pesetas (which was the equivalent of one month's salary received approximately Basque footballer).


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