Djukic missed the penalty that gave Barca the league

Djukic missed the penalty that gave Barca the league
Djukic at the time of failure penalty (Photo: Sport)

Last update March 30, 2019 by Javier Argudo

It was one of the plays that marked a whole generation of fans deportivistas. What it would have been the culmination of that mythical 'Super Dépor’ that impressed everyone and rubbed shoulders for several seasons with the FC Barcelona and the Real Madrid but she stayed with honey on the lips because of a missed penalty Djukic.

It was the last league game of the season 1993-1994. The 14 They may faced in Riazor the Deportivo La Coruna and the Valencia CF. If local they managed proclaimed victory, for the first time in its history, champions League. Meanwhile, A few kilometers away, Barca Cruyff He should win at the Camp Nou against Sevilla and hope the Galician bidders tie or lose.

The Catalans did their part, achieving victory 5-2 against the Andalusians, although the score at rest was 1-2 for the whole of Seville (goals Simeone Y Suker). Stoichkov twice, Laudrup, Bakero Y Romario They secured the victory and the focus was on the game Riazor continuing with 0-0 initial.

minutes reached 44 playing the second part, Nando, former player valencianista, It was shot down very clearly by serer and referee, López Nieto, He noted the fatal point. The perfect opportunity for Deportivo. The usual charge of launching the penalty was Donato but it had been replaced by what was Djukic which he took responsibility. If marked, local league champions were, but failed.


Holding some players Valencia, especially goalkeeper González, left very clearly that 'Chés’ They had a premium succulent from Barcelona, something that was later recognized by Fernando Giner, valencianista player: “Of course there were raw, and substantial, Barca, but I'm from a state of being in which friendship bonus more than money. Voro and Nando had just arrived at Deportivo this season after going through the Valencia and I wanted to win a league that deserved” He said in an interview with El Confidencial. “I remember nothing more to finish the game console and I started to lift off the ground Depor players, especially Djukic, They were shattered. Yes, cobre, but it was a bitter money“, continues.

Since then, the relationship between the clubs, especially at the level of hobbies, It has been a great rivalry. One year later, Depor managed to win the Copa del Rey Valencia at the Bernabeu in the famous final had to be played in two different days since it was suspended due to the large amount of water that fell.


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