The day the Atleti played locally… In the Bernabeu!
The rivalry between the Atletico Madrid and the Real Madrid It is one of the biggest Spanish football. Not in vain, Indians and Vikings (as often they called among them) They dispute the derby of the capital of Spain. But nevertheless, Today we remember the day the Athletes played at home in the stadium Santiago Bernabeu.
We have to travel to the first day of the season 1996-1997. The whole mattress defended the title of champion and who had managed the historic double the previous season. His first opponent would be the Celta de Vigo.
But nevertheless, the lawn Vicente Calderón He had suffered a terrible plague of caterpillars and the pitch was impracticable. The solution, to the chagrin of fans rojiblancos, was to borrow the stadium from the eternal rival. Before the start of the meeting we could see Jesus Gil apologizing to some of their fans by let them go through such a drink. Beside, President Celtic by then, Horacio Gómez.
In strictly sporting, the Athletes, that kept the base of the team that was champion last season with Simeone, Pantic, Caminero, etc… I knew defeat by a score of 2-0 with goals from Argentine Juan Esnáider Y Kiko Narvaez. further, Milinko Pantic He missed a penalty in the first part.
But this encounter will always be remembered by fans see Atletico Madrid in the stands of the Coliseum, it was particularly striking to see the front Athletic at the bottom normally occupied by Ultras on.
Finally, the lawn of the stadium Atletico recovered and both the staff and the fans colchoneros could regain normalcy lost that 1 September 1996 which served as the starting gun for the so-called League of stars.