Argentina
Argentina VS Colombia
1994 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
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Colombia

Before the game Diego Maradona had made his views about a supposed Argentinian superiority abundantly clear. “The Colombians have to know that Argentina is always up here,” his right hand pointing to his head, before plunging downwards to his chest, “and the Colombians down here”. Maradona’s bravado was not completely misplaced. Champions of the Copa América in July that year and undefeated in 33 games until two weeks before the game the Argentinian team were favourites. But they needed a result against Los Cafeteros to avoid an embarrassing trip to Australia and a play-off to reach the US finals. (TheGuardian.com)

ARGENTINA'S ROAD TO THE GAME
Group A Peru Peru
Group A Paraguay Paraguay
Group A Colombia Colombia
Group A Peru Peru
Group A Paraguay Paraguay

Argentina after the embarassing defeat at home
COLOMBIA'S ROAD TO THE GAME
Group A Paraguay Paraguay
Group A Peru Peru
Group A Argentina Argentina
Group A Paraguay Paraguay
Group A Peru Peru

Colombia qualified to the 1994 World Cup
MATCH REPORT
GK 1 Sergio GOYCOCHEA
RB 20 Julio SALDAÑA
CB 15 Jorge BORELLI
CB 6 Oscar RUGGERI
LB 3 Ricardo ALTAMIRANO
DM 5 Fernando REDONDO Out 69'
CM 10 Diego SIMEONE
CM 21 Leonardo RODRIGUEZ Out 54'
CM 17 Gustavo ZAPATA
ST 18 Ramon MEDINA BELLO
ST 9 Gabriel BATISTUTA
BENCH
RW   Ramon MEDINA BELLO Out 54'
ST   Alberto ACOSTA Out 69'
MANAGER
MG Alfio BASILE

Atatürk Olympic Stadium
Argentina Estadio Monumental
Buenos Aires, Argentina

75,000 Spectators

REFEREES
Uruguay Marco RODRIGUEZ
GK 1 Oscar CORDOBA
RB 4 Luis Fernando HERRERA
CB 15 Luis Carlos PEREA
CB 3 Alexis MENDOZA
LB 20 Wilson PEREZ
DM 14 Leonel ALVAREZ
CM 8 Gabriel Jaime GOMEZ
CM 10 Carlos VALDERRAMA
CM 19 Freddy RINCON
FW 11 Faustino ASPRILLA
ST 13 Adolfo VALENCIA
MANAGER
MG Francisco MATURANA
 
INCIDENTS
Ball GOALS
Colombia COL: Rincon (41', 72') Asprilla (49', 74') Valencia (84')
By the time the referee, Ernesto Filippi, took the ball out of Julio Saldaña’s hands in the 90th minute the white tunnel leading to the changing rooms was already being pulled on to the pitch. It looked like a forensic tent, set up in an attempt to preserve the evidence at a crime scene. Appropriate, perhaps, considering the CSI-style examination the game would enjoy from both Colombian and Argentinian fans through the years. The fifth of September 1993 had earned its place in South American football history. (TheGuardian.com)