Luis Suarez has decided to take the bull by the horns to solve once and for all his discomfort in the right knee. Charrúa striker will be intervened this Sunday for an injury to the external meniscus in order to put an end to the inflitrations before the matches and the ice packs to eradicate the inflammation after the matches. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 11, 2020 So that, more problems for Ernesto Valverde in the lead: down from Suarez we must add that of the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, who still has a month of recovery at least, so he only has two strikers in the first team: Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. That means more than ever that the coach will have to bet in the next matches for the attackers of the subsidiary: Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez. Although the club did not anticipate a recovery forecast, in principle the expected time for the player to return to the pitch is five to six weeks. That means that it would be fully available for the Champions League game against Naples, which will be played on February 25. Luis Suarez would thus lose a minimum of five LaLiga matches – Granada, Valencia, Levante, Betis and Getafe – in addition to the Copa del Rey matches yet to be determined. His return could occur in the face of the match against Eibar at the Camp Nou that will be played on February 22, as a prelude to the first leg of the Champions League against Naples. The operation will be carried out by the surgeon Ramón Cugat, under the supervision of the Blaugrana doctors. In fact Cugat already intervened Luis Suarez at the end of last season when he had an arthroscopy on his right knee, which dragged some controversy because it prevented him from playing the final of the Copa del Rey against Valencia, but he did open the doors to participate with his selection in the Copa América, since in three weeks he was already exercising with his teammates the light blue.
With the arrival of the Franco-French player, yesterday he already passed medical examination and was in the offices of the club, Real Valladolid signs its first high level footballer since the arrival of Ronaldo Nazario to the Blanquivioleta entity in September 2018. International with France 15 times and having played in several teams in France and England, this will be Ben Arfa’s first experience in Spain.In addition, the club could announce the signing and assignment to a second team of Sekou Gassama, from Almeria, which also passed medical examination yesterday. It is already official. Hatam Ben Arfa is a Real Valladolid player, at least, until June 30. This was announced early in the morning by the club from Pucelano, which will present its new player today at 12:30 in the morning and will begin training with his teammates tomorrow at 11, since today the first team rests .
Manchester City has planted against UEFA for the open investigation into the club for possible alteration of the Financial Fair Play and how information about it has appeared in the media. According to the BBC, the British club considers the leaks to be “illegal” and has formally requested damages. for what happened. Anyway, the request of the City has fallen in broken sack. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed its appeal, although it considers that the leaks reported are “worrisome.” Leterme takes another course in his response, published by the BBC: “I will not continue this exchange and will no longer respond to unfounded accusations directed against me personally or against my partners. “Meanwhile, the resolution of the Manchester City investigation for alleged breach of the Financial Fair Play is not yet known, which, I could even leave out European competitions to the team trained by Pep Guardiola. Moreover, UEFA members have expressed the intention to do so as long as he is found guilty. However, Yves Leterme, an important UEFA position, has dismissed Manchester City’s requests when considering them “unfounded” and “unacceptable in tone”. Even so, the entity considers that UEFA has “systematically breached, and continues to breach, its express obligations of confidentiality” and requested that the investigation into the Financial Fair Play should be suspended.
Rumors about Neymar have come to an end. The Brazilian has been summoned by Thomas Tuchel for tomorrow’s match that will face Dortmund and PSG in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. He had been doubt until the last minute, but everything indicates that he will be the owner.Neymar had been injured in the ribs on February 1, during the PSG-Montpellier dispute. He had not played the last four games of the Parisian team as a precaution, and in recent days he had trained normally with his teammates. He aimed to reach 100% of the European Cup event, and he has succeeded. For its part, Colin Dagba, Leandro Paredes, Choupo-Moting or Abdou Diallo have not entered the list for the Dortmund match. According to L’Equipe, although the Argentine midfielder finished playing Saturday’s game against Amiens, his poor performance would have been the trigger for his recall.
Morata is the Atlético reference forward. Sin Costa, operated in November of a cervical disc herniation and who returned to Liverpool but will follow a specific plan not to force, so that when he returns he will do it well, in real conditions, to be able to contribute and add, in plan Beast and not Cute kitty, the weight of the goals falls on him. And Madrid is currently Atlético’s top scorer, with 10 goals, seven in the League, two in the Champions League and one in the Super Cup, but almost all concentrated in 2019, not in 2020. That was the face, at this moment the cross lives. Because right now Álvaro Morata is dry: he has only scored a goal in 2020, a goal in nine games (Atlético has played eleven in this period but he did not dispute it due to injury, Granada, and another, against Cultural, for technical decision). It was against Barcelona, in the Saudi Super Cup, on January 9. And of penalty. A drought that seems to torment the footballer himself. The photo is his reaction last Sunday, on the bench, after being exchanged for Cholo Simeone in the 82nd minute. As soon as he arrived he threw an angry bottle at the floor, then put his hands to his face and thus remained a few instants Sore, annoyed. His match was all fight, like everyone else, but little success. The striker, who arrived a year ago, has earned the love and respect of a hobby of which, a part, awaited him to the shout of “Less Morata and more Borja Garcés” for his Real Madrid past. His commitment is impeccable, his work dark every game, fascinating, fighting. But since he returned last February 14 after having suffered a muscle injury in the twin, grade I, in the derby against Real Madrid (February 2) he is slower, with less unchecking. Correa takes the witnessHis return came 16 days after having suffered that puncture in the leg. He had minutes against Valencia and started against Liverpool, the game marked in red on the team’s calendar, the season was going through that round of eighths (as will happen through the lap in Anfield) but only contributed fight, not goals. Correa, second scorer of the team, is currently three from Morata, but while the Argentine has participated in 15 goals (the one with the most team, 7 and 8 assists), the Madrid player has done it in 12 (10 and 2 assists). Taking his witness. While everyone waits for the rain to return to their boots.
“I had a general discomfort. My whole body ached, especially my head, my back … I could hardly sleep. I was isolated in a room for 15 days. I became scared because it was difficult to breathe, but it was only for 24 hours. And as for the fever, I barely reached 38 degrees, “added the former soccer player, who confesses to having” lost about six kilos. “After overcoming the disease, Augustine is now clear that “You have to really support public health and not just go out to applaud the balconies”.Agustín Rodríguez Santiago played between 1980 and 1990 in the Real Madrid, with which he won five Leagues, two King’s Cups and two Super Cups; and later in Tenerife, until 1994. Agustín Rodríguez, who was a goalkeeper for Real Madrid and the Tenerife, has informed this Sunday to EFE that already has recovered from a COVID-19 case, a disease that he contracted about twenty days ago and that made him spend 14 of them “quite touched”.“Fortunately I am well, wanting to do everything. But I was quite touched for a few days at the beginning. It was a horrible week. I was afraid that the pneumonia and influenza A that I suffered about four years ago would reproduce, “Agustín, 60, explained to Efe.
– Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) April 6, 2020Kiko, in the SER“From that time, he was an innovator. We were in an antagonistic way to what Atlético de Madrid had been playing for two years and were about to descend … we were surprised in the summer but look later. Playing with two tanks like Penev and I. We came two years ago from playing for Pizjuán in the last game and we were saved, and another against Rayo Vallecano in the last two seasons. For me he will always be someone special, I am not writing a biography but if one of the chapters would be for him. He took things from me that I didn’t even know he had, he took away our fears and complexes. He is going to be in the annals of the rojiblanco team in an important way, achieving a double coming from below “. Sad for the loss of Radomir Antic. Today a legend of our @Atleti. The greatness of the club will always be represented in people like him. Much encouragement to family and friends. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/8U9bHsFFw1– Koke Resurrection (@ Koke6) April 6, 2020“One more day I have to offer my condolences to all those families who are losing a loved one. Also, remember the family and friends of Radomir Antic. Much encouragement and strength! D.E.P”.Michel“You were a father that soccer put in my life. My love hugs to my other family and especially to our Vera. DEP. In case I was not sad, today I am devastated. Great in every way of his life and never I’ll be grateful enough to you. I know you knew but it doesn’t hurt to take it with you forever. “The ‘Professor’ OrtegaAtlético’s physical trainer also wanted to say goodbye through his social networks. You were a father that soccer put in my life. My love hugs to my other family and especially to our Vera. DEP 🖤 pic.twitter.com/MQR3yi9Vja– Míchel (@MichelGonzalez) April 6, 2020The leagueThe body chaired by Javier Tebas wrote a tweet to fire the legendary coach from Rojiblanco: “#LaLiga wishes to convey its condolences to Radomir Antić’s family and friends. Rest in peace“Isabel Díaz Ayuso“We will always remember and admire for the joys he gave to Madrid and world football (…) A big hug for the whole family and loved ones in these moments of pain.”Paolo Futre“Radomir Antic has left us at the age of 71. I have no words for this eternal legend of Atlético de Madrid and soccer. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Mister.”Joaquín Caparrós“A legend on the bench in our league has passed away. Aside from being a great coach, I know he was a wonderful person. A hug for all his family and friends. Rest in peace, Antic.”Real society“We join the pain and send a big hug to the family and friends of Radomir Antic and Atleti. Goian bego.”Valencia“Valencia want to express their public condolences to family and friends of coach Radomir Antic and the mother of coach Pep Guardiola, Dolors Sala Carrió. DEP.”Elche“A hard loss for football. From Elche CF we want to send our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones, as well as to all the clubs where he left his mark.”Cadiz“We join the grief over the death of Radomir Antic. Rest in peace.”Real Zaragoza“Real Zaragoza wants to convey its condolences for the death of Radomir Antic, a reference for Zaragocismo both in his role as a footballer and in his time as a coach on the bench at La Romareda. Radomir Antic was a player between 1978 and 1980. He arrived to the Blanquilla formation coming from the Partizán de Belgrado, leaving seal of his class and leadership in the Blanquilla rearguard. Later, he returned to the Aragonese team, already as coach in the 1988 season, coinciding with the arrival of Víctor Fernández as second. He remained two campaigns At the head of the team, in the first of these he classified the team for the European competition. The Club wants to express his condolences to his family and close friends in the name of all Zaragoza. Rest in peace. “Getafe“From Getafe C.F. we want to express our condolences for the death of Radomir Antic and our deepest condolences to family, friends and the entire Red and White family. DEP.”Spanish“From Espanyol we want to express our condolences for the loss of Radomir Antic. Rest in peace.”Las palmas“From the club, we join in the grief over the death of Radomir Antic. Our condolences to his family, his friends and the fans of Atleti. DEP.”Celtic“Regret at RC Celta for the death of former celestial coach Radomir Antić. Our condolences to his family and friends. D.E.P.”Albacete“It was a great pleasure to face him. Our most sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace.”Oviedo“You occupied our bench twice. Rest in peace, mister. We are in mourning for the death of Radomir Antic. Our deepest condolences and love to his family and friends. Until always.”Malaga“MálagaCF deeply regrets the death of Radomir Antic, joining the mourning for the loss of such an illustrious member of the great family of Spanish football. I embrace his family, friends and, in particular, the followers and fans of Atleti DEP” .Sporting“Our condolences to family and friends of Radomir Antic. DEP.”Ray Majadahonda“From CF Rayo Majadahonda we want to convey our condolences to Radomir Antic’s family and friends. All our support for Atleti and his fans. DEP”. Antic has left us, a man who dignified the profession of footballer, the history of our Atleti, champion and rojiblanca legend because Radomir will always be in the hearts of all athletes. My condolences and all my encouragement to your family and friends. D.E.P pic.twitter.com/Asrxh1TRYM– Fernando Torres (@Torres) April 6, 2020Barcelona“Today Radomir Antic, who was coach of FC Barcelona in 2003, has left us. Barcelona is mourning the loss of a very dear man in the world of football. Rest in peace.” Radomir Antic, former coach of Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atlético among others, has passed away at 71 years of age, as announced by the rojiblanco club on its website. “With the loss of Radomir we lose a bit of the club’s heart,” he lamented. Gil Marin. Also fired him Cherry: “We have left a great person and one of the architects of the magnificent golden age that Atlético de Madrid lived through.” Shortly after, numerous athletes and people linked to the world of sports have published heartfelt messages to say goodbye to a man very dear to Spanish football.Fernando Torres“Antic has left us, a man who dignified the profession of footballer, the history of our Atleti, champion and rojiblanca legend because Radomir will always be in the hearts of all athletes. My condolences and all my encouragement to his family and friends. DEP” .Sergio Ramos“You made Atleti bigger, you made our rivalry bigger. Goodbye to a unique trajectory: ATM, FCB and RM, among others. DEP Radomir Antic.” You made bigger by @Atleti, you made our rivalry bigger. Goodbye to a unique trajectory: ATM, FCB and RM, among others. DEP Radomir Antic– Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) April 6, 2020Koke“Sad for the loss of Radomir Antic. Today a legend of our Atleti is leaving. The greatness of the club will always be represented in people like him. Much encouragement to family and friends. Rest in peace.”Real Madrid One more day I have to offer condolences to all those families who are losing a loved one. Also, remember the family and friends of Radomir Antic. Much encouragement and strength! D.E.P 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QkOZRbxY14 Today Radomir Antic, who was coach of FC Barcelona in 2003, has left us. Barcelona is mourning the loss of a very dear man in the world of football. Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/vXZ3U49pM2– FC Barcelona (from 🏠) (@FCBarcelona_es) April 6, 2020“Real Madrid CF, its president and the Board of Directors, regret with great consternation the death of Radomir Antic, who was coach of Real Madrid from March 1991 to January 1992. In the same way, Real Madrid wants to express its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Condolences that also extend to the entire Madrid family and the clubs he represented throughout his career as a player and as a coach. “Iker Casillas
In the coming days, even this Wednesday, it is expected that Tebas and Aganzo can also debate a problem that is of great concern to clubs and footballers at this time, as the leaders of professional entities made clear in the morning in the legal advice -work that they are receiving every week: It is about the extension of the contracts that end on June 30 with the possibility on the horizon that the season will have to be extended beyond that date. All the lawyers that LaLiga has turned to for information on this issue consider that the law is clear and that current contracts should end at the same time that the season ends, whatever the closing date.AFE, in this specific matter, refers to the statement that it made public in the last hours: “This crisis has turned the calendar upside down. FIFA’s legal services share AFE’s criteria: agreement in the extension of contracts is essential and current national legislation will always prevail.” Aganzo transmitted to LaLiga that AFE believes that the systematized extension of a contract that ends on June 30, as some clubs expect, from the legal point of view would produce a violation of the rights of the worker, if it were not the decision of the signing parties to negotiate individually, as a single act, each of those contracts. “The labor legislation that has been modified has been limited to the ERTEs and not to other facts of the contractual employment relationship”, recalls AFE, who stressed from start to finish that a common strategy for the systematic extension of contracts, would lead to challenges in court. The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, and his holoologist in the Association of Spanish Soccer Players, David Aganzo, met again on Tuesday by videoconference to continue debating on the measures to be adopted in Spanish football in this coronavirus crisis. Both leaders chatted for more than an hour in a meeting in which LaLiga, after the points made last week by the union and the Federation, had planned to explain the main lines of the new protocol back to the training that it proposes and that will explain the next Thursday to the clubs in the Boards of Division. Nevertheless, today changed the pace Since it became known during the meeting that Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF to whom both have denounced for the ‘Audios Case’, is being investigated by the courts for falsification of public documents after a complaint from the Madrid Federation. This was one of the reasons why the meeting agenda suffered some variation. The other, the RFEF plan to end non-professional competitions. In fact, Thebes and Aganzo agreed that it will be this Wednesday when they meet again to talk about health.At the meeting, therefore, the current situation of Spanish football in its entirety was analyzed. There was talk of the ERTE and the different calendars, which vary with the passing of the days, since the virus is in charge and then UEFA, in that order. LaLiga manages 10 possible scenarios, but it is already getting used to the idea that until the end of June there is little chance of starting to play, and in any case behind closed doors.
Roberto Carlos said that the players did what they wanted and that is why Del Bosque put training in the afternoons: “Roberto is a character (laughs). Each one is different, many of us were very professional. You have to know how to measure. The Brazilians were different and Del Bosque led the group very well. They gave them more rope, but it is not true that I changed the training to the afternoon. Every day we trained at 11 in the morning. Some went out more than others, but what counts is not like that. “The galactics: “Beckham, Zidane or Figo were great professionals. Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo liked to go out more, but we didn’t go out every day. If on a Saturday we won, we would have a dinner and we would go out. From there we would go out on a Friday or a Saturday playing on a Sunday … Not so, 80% of the players were surely at home. “Ronaldo’s birthday: “I was in one with my wife. When they started to get off the bus for ladies, my wife told me to go home and Figo did the same. It was at Ronaldo’s house, the one that later sold to Ramos. When we won a League, he had a party important and in that yes I stayed until the wee hours of the morning. “ “Between captains we did not know who to pay attention to, there was a conflict of interest” Concerns after soccer: “I have a real estate company, another one for soccer coaching, I like to travel although planes give me a thing … I really like art, I am a collector. I have always liked many things outside of soccer. After this coronavirus van to change a lot of things. I’ve always been called weird because I liked going to the room and doing other things. “Video game: “In our time we used to play cards, we would meet to talk about the matches … In the Champions League that we won in Paris we would talk to take the tension out of a final. That helped us to have synergy between colleagues and friends. There we began to wanting to win that game. I liked being quiet in my room more. “Football time: “I am watching more of my games now than in my entire life. Yesterday I saw the quarterfinals against Manchester, the day before yesterday the heel-kick of Redondo. The Cup final that we lost against Depor at the Bernabéu …”.Your best match: “One against Lazio, who scored a goal and was 3-2. I made an impressive match. I had extra motivation, those of Roma had me … On the return I put on a shirt under Roma in case I scored, but we were 0-0. I would have been very fat … My friends from Rome would have enjoyed it and so would I. In Italy, football is lived in a different way, it is a religion. “ Brazilians: “They lived life, that’s why they played like in the playground. They all stayed together and many have people behind them. They live with friends, who work for them. Ronaldo had them, Roberto Carlos also … It is a way of not being alone, the footballer many times we are alone. The way they have to live their life is to enjoy with their friends, with their people. They don’t want to think too much, they like the party a lot. “Casillas’ chat: “I maintain contact with many former players. With Morientes and Figo the most. Also with Makelele, who was training in Ligue 1, although I have not heard much about him again. Casillas has now chatted with veterans of Madrid. The one who talks the most is Roberto Carlos. We have spoken about the final in Paris. We had not been able to speak for twenty years and suddenly we were reunited in that group. There are many of my time: Figo, McManaman … “. Helguera, on Ronaldo’s birthdays “I was in one with my wife and she told me to throw home” Villa or Raúl: “They are both impressive. I have spent more time with Raúl and I have won with him Champions and Leagues. With Villa too, but we had a hard time that year. Raúl had a facility to score goals, to know where he had to be, he had passion for soccer … I personally stay with Raúl “.Sport today: “Del Bosque told me that he was lazy to train. After leaving football, it is difficult to stop exercising. I like to go running, I left the bike a lot and marathons and nothing.”Exercise or not exercise: “Most of the time you go to one side or the other. If you leave it, it eats you. From stress, training, playing, doing nothing … Mentally as you don’t do physical preparation … I had a hard time after leave him. He was always ready to be a footballer, all dreams suddenly stop. You fulfill a dream, but life goes on. Many leave it and others continue because they are not capable of doing nothing. “ Elections to the RFEF: “Iker always remembers everything, even the eleven. I did not think that Zidane would have liked to be a coach and there you are. I was surprised that Casillas ran for the RFEF elections, but he is capable of everything. football people have to be there. I think it’s great and I would vote for him. I don’t know much about Rubiales, but I would have no doubt who to vote for. Iker has given a lot for the Spanish team, he really feels it and will do his best for all the Spanish “. “We didn’t like the shapes when they threw Del Bosque” Helguera, after the departure of Del Bosque Why Ramos is not wet by Casillas vote: “There is a lot of politics in football. No one is sure what he is doing. I am not talking about Spain, the United States, Mexico, London … I was warning them. Now you tell me about Sergio Ramos with Iker … There is A lot of politics in football. I got along very well with everyone, although I did not consider any close friend. It is difficult to get wet, it surprises me that having been colleagues … I am not a second.Coach: “I’m talking to teams to start next year. Second B, also some Second, but more pulling towards Second B.”Central of Madrid: “He always suffers a lot. He has to get the ball well, be aggressive … One mistake is leaving the opponent in front of the goalkeeper. For the center forward too. There is a lot of talk about Benzema, but for me he is the best center forward in the world “ Iván Helguera has chatted on Instagram with Míster Chip and has reviewed his entire career at Real Madrid. The former soccer player has denied Robert Carlos and has confirmed that in Vicente’s stage of the Forest they always trained in the morning, despite the fact that some players in the locker room came out the night before. Further, He recalled the dismissal of his coach and the whirlwind that this caused between staff and management. He also recalled Ronaldo’s birthdays, the way of life of Brazilians, gave his opinion on the RFEF elections …Controversy with Florentino after the conquest of the League in 2003: “Something had happened. They wanted to kick Del Bosque out, we wanted him to stay … We didn’t like the ways. They had told us and he armed himself. The president didn’t want to celebrate the League with us. We had to go to City Hall and many players did not want to go there if they threw Del Bosque. It was difficult to enjoy dinner and what we were going to do when he finished. In the morning we had to go to the Town Hall. We had agreed not to go, but we changed our minds, two They did not find out and they were fined. The season ended with Del Bosque not continuing. We went on vacation without knowing what had happened there. “Subsequent institutional crisis: “It was one of the keys. Everything changed a lot. Between captains we did not know who to pay attention to, there was a conflict of interest. There was quality, but there was no balance anywhere. Then many very good players were signed, Makelele left Nobody wanted him to leave … Flavio was a great player, but when he arrived at Madrid he did not do what we all thought. Makelele was a pillar, in defense he helped a lot “. “We trained every day at eleven in the morning” Helguera Helguera, on the words of Roberto Carlos Helguera “Casillas has created a WhatsApp group with former soccer players”
The human flood accompanied the convertible bus to the center, with a police escort, mermaids, applause and cheers that did not stop ringing at the Pucela pass. The entire city was decked out with violet as a sign and the players responded to every song and did not skimp on smiles or photos to anyone who asked for it.The end of the party was missing. There have been two more promotions since then, and while spectacular, they did not reach the caliber of 2007. The entrance of the bus in the Plaza Mayor was the apotheosis and the final outbreak before more than 50,000 people, according to the public order forces. The crowded Plaza and the adjacent streets too, forming a sea in white and purple, with shirts from all eras and flags in the wind that gave the sensation from the balcony of the town hall of forming those waves in motion. It was time for the speeches … one by one all the players were parading through the lectern, some almost without a voice as the Murcian Óscar Sánchez and others with the clear effects of the ‘tiredness’ of the long celebration.Definitely, that April 22, 13 years ago is unforgettable and also the next day. In addition to those who played that day, the rest of the squad that also achieved promotion was this: Lledó, Jacobo and Sergio Asenjo; Óscar Sánchez, García Calvo, Julián de la Cuesta, Rafa, Jesús Rueda, Kome, Chema, Álvaro Antón, Asier, Mario Suárez, Capdevila, Figueredo, Toché and Losada.Real Valladolid ended up achieving the League championship, he did not let go, despite the promotion, and in the last eight games he had time to add three wins, three draws and two defeats, which also allowed him to beat the Record of League points in Second with 22 teams, to add 88, while Murcia and Almería who rose in the last days stayed at 80 and 76. Real Valladolid took the fourth place, the City of Murcia, 25 points! A 2006-07 campaign for remembrance, for history and for showing off in white and purple. Celtas Cortos has made April 20, 90 forever a special date and could be one of the soundtracks of what happened two days later, but 17 years later. The April 22, 2007 Real Valladolid de Mendilibar and the records got the promotion to First Division at Heliodoro Rodríguez López, and he did it eight days in advance, something that no one had done before and that no one has repeated afterwards.Therefore, 13 years of one of the most celebrated promotions and most enjoyed by fans and throughout the city. The truth is that Pucela was going to fulfill his third season in Second, all of them with more pain than glory since he descended in the fateful campaign in which Fernando Vázquez led the team, 2003-04 course. The beginning of 2006-07 did not foreshadow too many changes, with the arrival of Mendilibar and a chaotic preseason in Austria with regular results … The start of the season was also irregular, with three losses, two wins and a draw. On the sixth day, after falling at home, against Salamanca by 2-3, Mendilibar was on the ropesBut he endured the challenge and the team reacted in an unthinkable and spectacular way.From day seven, the blanquivioletas hooked 21 victories (including that of Tenerife) and seven draws; that is, 28 games in a row without knowing defeat, something that seen over time is really incredible. To this we must add that that team gave its face in the Cup, playing four rounds in a double match, eliminating Lorca and Elche, in addition to Villarreal of First Division and falling to Deportivo de La Coruña in quarters. That number of games allowed him add all the necessary points so that Almería and Murcia, his pursuers, could not reach him in day 34 and for the long-awaited promotion to come.The game was played on a Sunday, with a humid heat in the Canary Islands, in a Heliodoro Rodríguez López accustomed to watering down parties (tell Real Madrid) and he didn’t want to see a promotion celebration on his lawn. The fans, despite the distance, moved to accompany the team and a group of more than 500 were in the ‘chicken coop’ of the stadium, the area furthest from the lawn. The lineup of that match is for history: Alberto, Javi Baraja, Pedro López, Gonzalo Vicente, Iván Hernández, Iñaki Bea, Capdevila, Álvaro Rubio, Sisi, Llorente and Víctor. Borja, Marcos (entered by Gonzalo Vicente injured in the first minutes) and Manchev, who was important in the match, also played. The Plaza Mayor, crowded with people. Mendilibar greets the fans Very soon it was seen that Valladolid had not gone to Tenerife with the idea of passing up the opportunity and in the 23rd minute Victor opened the scoring. The party, curiously, did not take place on television, it was a different time, so radio was the most used means to follow the evolution of the crash. The minutes passed and the ascent was a step away, until the Bulgarian Manchev made it 0-2 in the 84th minute and brought tranquility to the stands and to his companions. The final outburst that came with the whistle of referee Del Cerro Grande was missing.Lawn walk images are hard to forget and even count. Suárez’s hugs with Marcos, tears mixed with the joy of something expected but so important for the club, Óscar Sánchez on one foot … and, of course, Mendilibar, great protagonist and icon since then for any fan of Real Valladolid. The Basque head this select club in which only some privileged ones live, such as Djukic, Cantatore or Sergio González and few others. The celebration night had no limits and the joy overflowed in the meeting rooms of the concentration hotel until the wee hours of the morning… and must remain within the secrecy of summary, but it was small with what awaited the team in a few hours.After practically not having slept and partying, it was time to catch the plane, where some continued displaying their joy, and return to Valladolid. It so happened that he was April 23, Monday holiday in Pucela for being the day of the community of Castilla y León, and that led the city, if the entire city, to take to the streets. Still some of the players who lived through that rub their eyes remembering how they arrived in the middle of the afternoon and they got on the ship ‘La Leyenda del Pisuerga’ and they went up the river from Arroyo to Las Moreras beach. The margins were crowded and on each bridge there was no room for another pin, acclaiming the passage of the heroes of that moment. It is impossible to calculate how many people went out that day, but it would not be unreasonable to assure that few events or events have managed to gather so many people, in so much space, at the same time in Valladolid.