He Atletico Madrid champion was proclaimed Queen’s cup after defeating real Madrid on penalties, after a historic comeback that seemed to recall Lisbon and Sergio Ramos, but with roles reversed, and with the Argentine Stefania Banini as a protagonist, who took the match to extra time in the 96th minute.
The mattress club once again lifted the title they won in 2016 and left the whites without the dreamed desire to add the first title in their history. Those of Manolo Cano, have shown that the “Now, Athletes, now” Saturday night felt louder than the famous “until the end we get real”.
Despite their fourth position in the F League and being out of the European places, the rojiblancas have finished a season not dreamed of, but better than expected. With the injuries of important players such as Ludmila, Sheila and Leicy, Manolo Cano was able to close the year in the best possible way, with the cup in the hands of the captain Lola Gallardo.
It seems that Atlético de Madrid have been waiting for this moment of “revenge” since May 24, 2014, when a header from Sergio Ramos put the agonizing 1-1 draw in the Champions League final, allowing the “merengue” side to beat later in the extension
This time the taste of the company was on the side of the mattresses: it was in the Leganés district, in a Spanish competition and with the goal of an Argentinian from a free kick from outside the area.
Under the rain, as if to give more drama to the scene, Banini fired a powerful and precise shot from the right, with the right curve, into the left corner of the goalkeeper who flew making the goal even more spectacular.
Argentina’s Banini became the most important player in the Final Four and the draw was an injection of enthusiasm for the Aleti girls who became queens in the twelve-step definition.
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