Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Estudiantes win the Copa Libertadores

Thirty-nine years after the club's third Copa Libertadores title in 1970, Estudiantes de La Plata win the continent's most important trophy in club football.

With goals from Gaston FERNANDEZ and Mauro BOSELLI, Estudiantes defeated Cruzeiro in Belo Horizonte coming back from one goal down after HENRIQUE scored for the Brazilians.

Juan Sebastian VERON decided to cut short his European adventure to return to the club he loves. He won the Apertura in a nail-biting final with Boca Juniors and now he fulfills his childhood dream of captaining Estudiantes to victory in the Copa Libertadores with a man-of-the-match performance.

Argentina goalkeeper, Mariano ANDUJAR, was another key player for Estudiantes and he bids farewell in the best possible fashion. He will play for Catania in Italy next season and he will get there with a coveted Libertadores medal hanging from his neck.

It was 0-0 last week at La Plata and many Cruzeiro fans were already displaying flags and t-shirts with the inscription of "Tricampeão" (Three-times champions) of the Libertadores, but Estudiantes displayed the most important assets the history of the club boasts.

Back when Carlos BILARDO was a player and had a team-mate in Juan Ramón VERON (yes, Juan Sebastian's father), Estudiantes defied the logic in Argentine football and was the first team to consistently challenge the Big5 (Boca Juniors, River Plate, Independiente, Racing Club and San Lorenzo). Not only that, but they brought what their fans call "Mística" (Mystique) to the continent and the world.

With three consecutive Libertadores titles (1968, 1969 and 1970) and a famous win over Manchester United at Old Trafford (with VERON father scoring the winning header), Estudiantes became a well-respected and sometimes feared team in our country.

They faced relegation in the past, they came back. And now they reach the top of the continent and will represent South America in the next edition of the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in Dubai. out...because Estudiantes will be packing their bags with a whole lot of "mística".

Congratulations and a big "Vamos Estudiantes de La Plata", a team that now makes it 22 Copa Libertadores titles for Argentine clubs (out of 50 editions) and 13 for Brazilians.


Anonymous said...

Finally something good for argentinian football. Congrats to Estudiantes

Paulina said...

It always seems to happen this way - Argentina's clubs were all faltering in the copa lib, Brazilian clubs were so well represented, and then an Arg team wins it all.

messidona19 said...

I'm happy for Andujar mainly, He seems to be a pretty good goalkeeper.

Allan said...

So it will be Veron vs Messi in the World Club Cup. Bring it on!

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