Paco Buyo: “That title is ours and UEFA must recognize it”

first_img-They had several days of travel.-Yes, the club took the opportunity to set us up for a Tour. First we played a friendly match in Chile and, if memory serves me right, after the game with Boca we also met River Plate before returning to Spain. And I do not forget the atmosphere of the Bombonera. For them it was like playing the Champions League final.-Did they take it seriously?-It was enough to see the faces of the players and Menotti’s protests to the referee to condition him. La Bombonera was almost bursting and they didn’t stop singing. When they went 2-0, which at the time gave them the title, they celebrated it like crazy. Fortunately, Luis Milla scored a great goal after a corner and the Cup was for us. We have that pride. There was only one edition but it was for Madrid.-Boca made them suffer.-Do not believe it. What happens is that Menotti’s famous bilge of spaces had an ally with the line judges. I remember up to three or four heads-up with their goalkeeper who invalidated us for non-existent playing. With the VAR we would have surely won that return game as well.-Well, that title is not officialized by UEFA.-Well, UEFA will watch the video of the Buenos Aires match and you will see that it was serious. Boca gave up his life because winning an international title against Real Madrid gives much international prestige. And they did not succeed because we were better, that title is ours and they must recognize it. What is not understood is that Barça recognize the Fair Cups, which at the beginning were a selection of the city with mixed Barça and Spanish players. This Ibero-American Cup must be recorded in the minutes for a sense of sports justice. We earned it on the field against a great rival.-And the following year, with Valdano as coach, they won the League after four years of drought-Yes, and we put Cruyff’s Dream Team 5-0. That League is the one we enjoy the most. Madrid should never be considered finished … Francisco Buyo (Betanzos, 13-1-1958) It was an institution in Real Madrid’s goal. With him came four of the five leagues in a row won by the Quinta del Buitre team. The start of the 90s was more complicated, but He wanted to remember with AS that Ibero-American Cup won at Boca Juniors de Menotti. -What memories do you have of that title won by Madrid?-Well, these were not easy times for us. We had already lost that League and from the Recopa we had eliminated the PSG of Ginola and Weah. We had also had the change of coach, after the dismissal of Benito Floro for that defeat in Lérida.-Uff, the one that was mounted was very famous.-Yes, it was hard for everyone. The coach paid for the broken dishes but it is clear that we had a more quality squad than the results said. Del Bosque arrived and we were comfortable working with him, but we knew he was interim because in the newspapers it had already been reported several times that the president (Ramón Mendoza) was negotiating for Jorge Valdano to be our coach for the following season.-And suddenly they are told that you have to face Boca de Menotti for a trophy called the Ibero-American Cup.-Yes, and although it was new and lacked tradition, we understood that it was an opportunity to give them a joy at the end of the course. It was May and our only chance of winning anything was that Cup. And beware, it was Boca Juniors that came from winning the Libertadores and being the best team in South America. And Menotti, with all his fame behind.-In the first leg of the Bernabéu they won 3-1 but the atmosphere was soulless.-It had rained all day and the fans were discouraged by the latest results. But when a player puts on the Real Madrid shirt all the games are transcendent. In fact we got 3-0 playing very well, with the entry of several youth players in the second half such as Morales or Fernando. But a redhead of them (MacAllister) scored a goal near the end and that made it a little difficult for us when we returned in Buenos Aires.last_img read more

Kemba Walker’s big finish gives Hornets win over Suns

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Bigger roles ahead for Brian Heruela, David Semerad at TNT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tony Parker added 20 points, and Willy Hernangomez and Marvin Williams 16 for the Hornets.T.J. Warren had 23 points, Josh Jackson a season-high 22 and Deandre Ayton 19 for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford scored 16. The Suns’ Devin Booker left the game with back spasms in the second quarter and did not return.Phoenix fell to 0-6 with one game left on a seven-game homestand. The Suns had won five of seven when the homestand began.The Hornets were on the second stop in a season-high, six-game road trip that began with a loss at Denver on Saturday night.Walker was 5 of 8 from the field and 7 of 8 on free throws in his late surge, which ended with a basket at the final buzzer from just beyond midcourt. Initially it was waived off but allowed after a video review.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But four seconds later, Walker converted a three-point play and the Hornets were back on top for good.TIP INSHornets: Charlotte swept the season series with Phoenix 2-0 last season. … Walker ranks second to LeBron James in fourth-quarter scoring at 8.27 points per game. The Suns’ Booker is third (7.50). … Charlotte doesn’t play another home game until Jan. 17 (Sacramento). … The Hornets won for just the third time in nine games.Suns: Crawford joined Dell Curry as the only NBA players, since starting lineups were recorded, with 11,000 career points as reserves. … Booker’s back problem brought an end to 11 consecutive 20-point games for the Phoenix star guard, the second-longest such streak of his career. … Phoenix entered the game fourth in the NBA in steals at 8.98 per game.UP NEXTHornets: At Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Suns: Host Sacramento on TuesdaySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) makes a pass around Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — Kemba Walker didn’t have much of an impact in Charlotte’s game Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns — until the final 4 ½ minutes.Then he was the Hornets’ everything.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Walker scored 18 of his 29 points in that late surge — punctuated by a halfcourt heave at the buzzer — and Charlotte pulled away to hand the Suns their sixth straight loss, 119-113.“This isn’t anything new,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “He’s done this most of his career. He’s a fourth-quarter player. He shines brightest in those moments.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWalker scored his team’s final 14 points.“In these kind of situations my teammates look to me to make big plays and that is what I try to do,” he said. “I try to make the right plays. Tonight was me getting to the basket and finishing. My guys, coaches, they count on me big time in situations like this.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “I always said Kemba is one of the most underrated players in the league, even with making a couple of All-Stars,” Crawford said. “He’s just a handful and a guy like that, once he gets it going, he’s pretty much unstoppable.”Charlotte outscored Phoenix 11-4 over the last 1:17, with Walker scoring all of them, after Crawford’s 20-footer put Phoenix up 109-108 with 1:21 to play.Neither team led by more than eight points in the tight contest.“Losing Devin Booker in the first half kind of changed the game plan,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. “He’s a big piece, he’s a big part of our team. We had to adjust on the fly and kept the game close.”Kokoskov said he didn’t know about Booker’s availability for Tuesday’s game against Sacramento.There were 13 ties and eight lead changes in the first half, with neither team up by more than six points, and the Suns were ahead 60-57 at the break.Ayton had 15 points and seven rebounds in the first half.Charlotte took an 85-81 into the fourth quarter before the Suns tied it 85-85 on De’Anthony Melton’s 3-pointer from the corner with 11:02 to play.Parker started the subsequent 8-0 run with a layup and ended it with a 16-footer that put Charlotte up 93-85 with 8:55 to play.The Suns came back and repeatedly cut the lead to one before Crawford’s basket finally gave them the lead. 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