Colombia 5 Argentina O
September 5, 1993
Colombia vs Argentina
Tuesday, Oct. 5th 1993 at 9pm
7597 Avenida Pres. Figueroa Alcorta
Come see Colombia beat Argentina by a awesome 5 vs 0!!
" El Pibe"
"Carlos Valderrama." - Wikipedia, La Enciclopedia Libre. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
Picture of El Pipe. Digital image. Fotolog. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
Revive El Histórico 5-0 De Colombia Sobre Argentina (fotos). Digital image. Terra. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. (First Picture).
"Faustino Asprilla." - Wikipedia, La Enciclopedia Libre. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
FAUSTINO HERNAN "EL TINO" ASPRILLA. Digital image. ColombiaLink. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
"Freddy Rincon." - Wikipedia, La Enciclopedia Libre. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
Freddy Rincon. Digital image. Caracol Radio. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
"Leonel Ãlvarez." - Wikipedia, La Enciclopedia Libre. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013
World Cup Horror Hair: Leonel Alvarez, Colombia. Digital image. WhoAteAllThePies. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.
October 5, 1993
Well, the match was about to begin. Both teams were in their lockers making the last reviews and instructions they were following. In the preview of the game Maradona, famous soccer player from Argentina, said that always Colombia was going to be in the bottom and Argentina would always overpass Colombia. He said that Colombians were not a balanced competition for his Country. This statements generated lots of controversy after the match because of the abrupt result. It was going to be a very tense match because it was a decisive match. Both teams were in top form and in a classification spot for the following World Cup. Even tough, they were classifying in that moment, they wanted to secure that place and go directly to the World Cup. Colombia was the sensation of the moment. In lots of parts all over the World, people started to think Colombia as a possible winner of the maximum competition.
Both teams were in the field. The match was about to begin. The Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires, Argentina was full. After all the acts of protocol the match started. Argentina started to have the ball. They were attacking most of the time. They were playing very good, but they did not concrete their chances. It seemed the game was going to be difficult for Colombia. Argentina had about 5 clear chances of scoring, but they didn't. Colombia seemed to be passing a hard time. Until all changed for completely. The first half was ending, it was minute 41 and Colombia was attacking. El pibe had the ball he dribbled until he saw Freddy Rincon moving foward into the box with great potential. El Pibe managed to make an awesome pass that let Rincon alone versus the goal keeper. Rincon with great technique overpassed the goal keeper and pushed the goal into the net. It was the first and unique goal of the first half. Colombia was winning but there was still 45 minutes. The result didn't seem much because the game was pretty closed. Both teams went back to the field to keep the game going. Colombia was looking for more goals to secure the win. Just 5 minutes of the second half were gone and colombia had concrete its second goal. This was when Asprilla received the ball inside the box dribbled pass the defenders and made a great low shot that ended up being Colombia's second goal. The stadium was silenced for completely. Colombia was winning by two goals. 23 mintues after the second goal the third one came. Colombia was on fire, they were in a really good state. Leonel Alvarez was going right down the left side of the box (looking as if you were him) and decided to make a cross into the box that Rincon took care of and throw it directly to the back of the net. IT was impressive how they were playing. 2 minutes after Asprilla gain the ball in the middle of the field went running into the box, making a fint and then making a sutile baseline over Goycochea which made the score line 4 vs 0. The last goal came after a great pass that Asprilla did to Rincon through lines, which Rincon reached and concrete the historic win over Argentina, 6 minutes before the match was about to end. . It was a great match that will be remember for always. 33 Million people were enthusiastic and happy of having these unique win over such a team.
This information was taken from stories I have heard about and from the first video above.