Rejected visas, lightning-fast reinforcements and only 3 substitutions: the incredible feat of Haiti’s modest Violette in the Champions League

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Football is a sport that continually gives surprises. But, even so, some situations do not cease to attract attention. That’s why it’s worth reviewing what happened in the CONCACAF Champions League, with the powerful Austin of the US MLS and the modest Viola from Haiti as protagonists. During the round of 16, the Haitian team progressed to the next stage by winning the first leg 3-0 and holding on at 0-2 in the rematch, after going through a endless trouble.

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For the team based in Texas, where the Argentines play Sebastian Driussi AND Emiliano Rigonithe first leg was a slap in the face, because with a totally alternative eleven he was surprised (0-3) in the Dominican Republic, where the Haitian team played at home due to the social problems that the latter country is going through.

Violette from Haiti pulled off a feat against Austin from the USA.  Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

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Violette from Haiti pulled off a feat against Austin from the USA. Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

With the US team injured, the Haitians braced for a big threat in the rematch, but didn’t count on having to surf an even bigger problem. The North American country, one of the territories with the greatest needs to be able to enter, He denied visas to half of the visiting team’s players and they were unable to attend the key match.

This measure affected the campus assembly for the Texas trip, which is why the leadership had to start the immediate search for reinforcements To somehow reach a minimum number of players be able to attend the meeting, otherwise it would be directly removed. So it was. But no fancy surnames, however, he managed to sign players to play that single match: jude st louis, Dumy Faith, Maudwindo Germain AND Samuel Mardocée Pompeewhich were listed in good faith.

With the rest of the players authorized to set foot in the United States, Violette landed in Texas and performed an unforgettable feat: the one-two from the ex River Driussi did not arrive in Austin, who was unable to exploit not only the lack of knowledge between the rivals, but also that he only had three replacements available.

Driussi's brace wasn't enough to reverse the series.  Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Driussi’s brace wasn’t enough to reverse the series. Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The beneficial factors for the last western finalists of Major League Soccer in 2022 were not enough and failed to reverse the aggregate that ended up granting the modest Haitian team the pass to the quarterfinals.

The difference between the two clubs is abysmal. The USA team roster is rated at 48.83 million eurosaccording to the Transfermarkt website, while the Violette in 150 thousand euros. Even so, football has left another surprise and can cause teams that don’t finish as favorites to end up being the stars.

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