60,000 Talleres fans filled the Mario Kempes. EFE / Ariel Carreras
The one experienced at Mario Alberto Kempes was a real football party, as requested Andre Fassi, the president of Talleres, and who was missing only the icing on the cake, perhaps the most important. In addition to removing the T. and the classification of the Vélez visit, everything was lived in peace.
“Make it a great day of celebration. It is one thing to seek justice and another to seek revenge with resentment “, had declared the Cordovan boss. It is true that the visiting public was missing to complete the combo. But the incidents that occurred on the first leg at Liniers did not make it possible.
The incidents in Liniers with infiltrators from Talleres. Photo Juano Tesone – Clarin
About 60,000 people filled the Kempes. The reception for the local team was with fireworks and a beautiful series of lights that were projected on the stands.
There was a moment of uncertainty, but it was effectively resolved. At first it was believed that a Vélez fan was in the lower sector of the Ardiles stalls, although from the Coprosede (Córdoba Sports Safety Committee) they warned Clarione which was a drunk man.
The security operation involving nearly 1,700 people was effective. The first thing that was sought is that no buses with Vélez fans enter Cordoba. One version indicated that some members of the bar (La Pandilla) were popular with their peers from Talleres (La Fiel), a similar issue to what had happened in the Amalfitans.
The operation involved 1,000 police officers, 250 private security officers, 200 transit agents and 100 people who dealt with the Segura Córdoba Tribune, the system also used in CABA through which the person entering is identified and verified. are subject to the right of admission. A fundamental fact: No one entered the Kempes who had not been domiciled in CórdobaBeyond the 75 members of the Vélez delegation which were authorized by Conmebol.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the Cordovans used a typical Copa tactic: they threw thunder and fireworks a few meters from the hotel where Vélez’s team was concentrated.
There was also a color note that captured the agenda of many national media. Elvira, an 81-year-old grandmother who usually visits Talleres with an oxygen backpack due to cystic fibrosis, hadn’t gotten a rematch ticket.
Diego Valoyes, aware of the situation, contacted relatives through social media and handed them the tickets. “I have grandchildren and they told me there were no tickets. Until they told me about Valoyes. You don’t know how happy I am. “Elvira said.