What happened to Sevilla win 22-0 Real Betis 1918?
Incredibly it occurred. Sevilla FC managed to win at Real Betis Balompié 22 goals 0 a 10 March 1918. But nevertheless, the tremendous and shocking rout is explained. We tell you.
In that distant 1918 yet there was no National League Championship we now know (It was created in season 1928-1929). By then, the most important national title was Spain Cup, which it was created in 1903, and playing the champions of each of the regional tournaments.
In Andalusia the dominant team was the Sevilla FC it was a regular participant in the Spain Championship. The football, it was known as the Real Betis at that time, had hoped to end the hegemony that year sevillista.
The tie between the two deparó a victory for 3-2 for him Sevilla in the first leg in Commercial while back in the Enramadilla, bético field, He ended with 3-1 for verdiblancos. But nevertheless, at that time the goals of both parties did not accumulate if not had a win for each team, so you had to play a third game playoff.
Sevilla 22 Betis 0, un resultado para la historia
But let's focus on the second leg to beat Betis because it was the trigger for all. The audience filled the stands and the atmosphere was most hostile to sevillistas to the point that a visiting player was attacked with a knife by a 'fan’ bético.
The news had much impact and newspapers echoed: “…taking advantage of the arrival of a equipier Sevilla FC, a fan slapped him villainously, taking the defenseless player. Shortly after, another spectator stepped forward with a knife and a stick and attacked Perez…”. Chronicle published the Corane.
Under such conditions, steps should be taken and these were not expected. The captain general of Andalusia, Don Jose Ximénez de Sandoval, war hero Cuba, He decided that no military should play in those circumstances.
The Real Betis, that had several players who were performing military service in Seville, I was hurt by this decision and could not go with some of his best men. This fact, Betis angered managers who decided to present to child team playoff final match.
Once in the field, players Sevilla, surprised by the presence of children in the opposing team, they decided to play with some normalcy achieving a scandalous marker. further, it looks like, children football had the slogan beating rivals so there were several expulsions.
After so many years, there is still some controversy to know the exact details of what really happened. In any case, what is clear, is that the rivalry between Sevilla and Real Betis comes from afar y que aquellos días se incrementó todavía más con este Sevilla 22 Betis 0.