Friday, June 28, 2013

Velez - Newell's / The "Super" Final

The Argentine football season is not over yet because on Saturday Velez - Newell's will play a "Super Final" at Mendoza, a one game in neutral ground (there will be extra time and penalties if needed) that will have a few interesting prizes for the winner.

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So...what is this final game about ?
A little background about it: it is the first time that it is played since the first season of the "short tournaments", in the 1990/1991 season.
When AFA changed the usual 38 rounds tournament to this current format, that year they decided that the two winners of each short tournament would play a 2 legs final and that would be the only champion of the season.
Newell's won one half of the season (current coach Martino was the captain and best player of that team and Marcelo Bielsa the coach), Boca the other (Gabriel Batistuta was their top scorer but he couldn't play the finals because he was with the Argentina NT). Each team won 1-0 at home in the finals, and Newell's was the champion after a penalties shootout.
Boca protested because they felt it was unfair that they ended with nothing, so AFA changed the rules and from the 1991/1992 season we started having two champions and no final.

Fast forward to the year 2012, AFA makes the same stupid mistake and decides we will have only one season champion but this time after only one final game in neutral ground.
Fans and media say that it was stupid (and it really is) so AFA says "OK, we will still have two champions but they will also play a final".
Yes, they changed a stupid decision with a a more stupid one.

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