Gustavo Matosas resigned as the Leon manager this morning – so we look at back at one of his finest moments.
Picture the scene. You’ve been promoted to the top flight 18 months ago, won the championship six months ago, and have won your last two games of the season to sneak into the play-offs in eighth place and earn the chance to defend your title.
Cruzeiro Champions – Cruzeiro have won their second consecutive league title in Brazil
Racing Club 1-0 River Plate – Racing Club go top of the table thanks to an own goal
Racing Club 1-0 River Plate – Electric atmosphere in the top of the table clash
You’ve then beaten the regular season winners and runners up in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, only to lose the first leg of the final 3-2 in front of your own fans.
In the second leg in a hostile stadium you’ve won 1-0 in 90 minutes, and snatched a second after 111 minutes to lead 4-3 on aggregate.
You’re 7 minutes from unprecedented back to back titles so your manager chooses to pass on some words of wisdom, creating one of the most iconic scenes in Mexican football in recent times.
— Saramaria (@Samurai_Sara) November 24, 2014