The story of Javier Clemente Losada and penalties in Leverkusen

The story of Javier Clemente Losada and penalties in Leverkusen
Losada after missing the penalty that gave the UEFA Cup Bayer Leverkusen (Pericosonline)

What it could have been a great night for RCD Espanyol and all his hobby became a nightmare. Set parakeet, it had signed a sensational UEFA Cup that season 1987-1988, He stayed with honey on the lips falling in the final on penalties against Bayer Leverkusen German.

And worst of all is that the Whites had it in his hands. In the first leg at the legendary stadium of Sarria, the team led by Javier Clemente He smashed his rival who endorsed him a strong 3-0 with two goals Losada Y Soler. But nevertheless, in the second leg the German team achieved the same result so the champion had to decide on the lottery of penalty kicks.

UEFA Cup Final
Losada was the author of two goals in the first leg of the final against Leverkusen played in Sarriá (Sport)


Precisely that point specifically spoke Basque coach who ran Espanyol in an interview Jotdown: “I called him Pipiolo. A Losada I put Pipiolo and Valverde, Txingurri. Pipiolo because he was a nice kid milk, and very good. But they came the penalty and say: 'Youngster, ¿Strips a penalty?’. And the: 'I? What I do?’. explained: 'Well, what are you doing, give a wafer and already '. He was throwing and yes, He gave a wafer. I have not seen a penalty like in my life. He took the ball Stadium. Yes, The stadium was under construction and was not covered grandstand. He gave a wafer ball as if he had taken from door, What host gave! Disappeared ball. Then, on the plane, descojonábamos us laughing. But it was very sad”.

Perica indeed for the whole hobby and many other football fans in Spain was a night and a sad moment because somehow we had all identified with the team that had managed against all odds to eliminate sets as Inter O Milan of Arrigo Sacchi among others to stand in the final deservedly.


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