The day that followed Cruyff Camacho to the bathroom

The day that followed Cruyff Camacho to the bathroom
Camacho was unveiled in football thanks to its labeling Cruyff in 1975 (Pinterest)

The 5 of January of 1975 It was played in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium the big game of the day between the Real Madrid and the FC Barcelona. That day, all eyes were on the big FC Barcelona star, Johan Cruyff, but nevertheless, the player who is going to give to the world was going to be another: José Antonio Camacho.

The Barça Real Madrid reached the coliseum after achieving a historic victory last season winning by 0-5 in which was the first season Cruyff in Spain. Now, The group led by Rinus Michels He came as runner up behind itself Real Madrid.

White club He had taken a turn rudder that time worked. that season 1974-1975 came to the bench the Yugoslav technician miljan Miljanic and some signings as German Breitner which he joined compatriot Netzer.

Barça He came to the event with three points adrift of his rival so needed victory. It was Barca Cruyff, Neeskens, Rexach and company but he had the significant drop of Peru Sotil which was round training with the team but unable to play for the quota of foreigners in what could the Spanish nationality.


Technical merengue was clear that the debacle of last season could not be repeated and it was a plan that was none other than convert Camacho in the shadow of Cruyff. That young 19 years had risen from Castile, madridista branch, the previous season, just after victory Barça by 0-5 at the Bernabeu.

The plan went smoothly. Camacho He persecuted Cruyff all over the field not leaving barely enough space to receive the ball. No matter what he did the Dutch crack, there was the young man as disciplined a meter rival.

That label came to despair Dutchman received a yellow card for his constant protests to the referee. Camacho, in a later interview, he claimed:

"The slogan was not fuck her, because if it was could invent anything. It was like Messi now, if you for four, three are scoring and the other is straight goal. So I, all the while at his side. If you get to go to the bathroom I go with him!”.

The Real Madrid He won by 1-0 with a lone goal Roberto Martinez (forward who had arrived that same season from RCD Espanyol) and he ended up winning the league with 12 points over the Real Zaragoza Y 13 about him FC Barcelona.

from that day Camacho He became world famous for having achieved annular best player of the world and would soon wear the shirt Spain and become one of the great players in the history of Real Madrid set.

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