The day that Maradona Simeone went to Las Gaunas “and the pain”
The Sevilla He went to the mythical stadium Las Gaunas with a strong team in the season 1992-1993 with the aim of qualifying for European competition dispute. Unzué, Simeone, Bango, Suker… but above all highlighted, as it could not be otherwise, Diego Armando Maradona.
The Argentinian star arrived in Seville after triumphing in Napoli but already with 32 years and with the shadow of his drug problems in its initial phase. But nevertheless, so much Maradona as Sevilla were intoned and were improving gradually having its best season in December and holding fast in the European places.
'The fuzz’ It was becoming increasingly better physical appearance and completed some notable performances ilusionó what the Sevilla fans. But it was a mirage and became the party Las Gaunas against him CD Logrones, that marked a before and after in that course.
The two international Argentine template, Diego Armando Maradona and Cholo Simeone, They traveled to Argentina to play a match for his country without the consent of the club. Logroño both reached the same day of the match on a private flight, something that was quite common in Maradona who traveled “and the pain” on many occasions throughout the season.
MARADONA IN GAUNAS
Just in time to land and reach Las Gaunas to put on boots, so much Maradona as Simeone They were aligned start by Billiards. But nevertheless, Wear a trip of this caliber and the fact of playing in a field against a rival as complicated as demanding as it was the Logroñés, especially when it is acting as a local, They made the debacle was a matter of time. La Rioja managed to set such a clear victory just by 2-0 with goals from García Pitarch Y Salenko. In this way, local technical, Carlos Aimar, he won the game compatriot Bilardo.
From that day things were not the same. The anger Luis Cuervas, Sevilla president, It was huge and both players were punished. The relationship of Maradona the directive was deteriorating from that 21 February 1993 and finally the Andalusian stood at the gates of qualifying for the UEFA Cup.