It was in the field of "Cheyenne," located in the Park Ortegon where these 3 teams from the city of Piedras Negras came together to carry out these parties that resulted from the most exciting.
For the lower category, dragons were victorious with a score of 12 entries to 0 before his rival same deer, this in the middle of a really nice, under the rays of a splendid Sun, climate that was witness to this grand meeting.
With a group of very large number of people who came to support their favorite teams, this is how the territory "Cheyenne" who were throw batons and sing to encourage children with dignity representing their clubs could be observed.
The last big game of Santa Fe was two months ago. The 3-0 on Junior, by date 15 League, represented the highest point of the team in the half.
That night at El Campin, with a huge Luis Quinones, joined together in Defense Security, the balance in the middle and the forcefulness in attack. Party round, from the football and the numeric, which delivered the best defensive and offensive version 'Pelusso era'.
That was the last time that Santa Fe marked three entries. From there the team lost the path to goal and lucidity with the ball.
Perhaps the historic triumph over independent, in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the South American, racing to that 3-0. Maybe not in the quality of football and the effectiveness in the opposite arch, but the tactical discipline and the authority to control the game. That day in Avellaneda, still with Quinones on campus, red had football, courage and much heart.
There, precisely, is where meet the two fundamental aspects of the change of the chip: the absence of a player is different and desequilibrante and the fighting spirit that predominates over talent.
Santa Fe is not playing matches. It is fighting them, is battling them and it is holding them. He did it against Luqueño, ida (1-1) and in the round (0-0). Demonstrated in the last games of the stage regular League. And ratified it in the field of hurricane and metropolitan Stadium.
No leftovers at this Santa Fe nothing. It makes just enough with what can and what has. He preferred simplicity and efficiency over quality and excellence. He chose soccer pragmatic, simple and practical, in part because the circumstances forced him to that (injury Ómar Pérez, exit from Luis Quinones and return on Omar debt).
The problem with that is that not always enough to push and the courage. Sometimes a small dose of talent is needed, and inspiration to succeed and make history, especially when you are in the final of an international tournament and so nearly reach the other half of the glory.
Santa Fe did what he had to do in the first leg, from the game and the result.
The strategy and the approach worked wonderfully: confused to hurricane, she endured it when I had to endure it and fought the party when it came to fighting it. Pelusso had always clear the libretto and the players developed it to perfection.
The reward of that was a 0-0 draw which left the team to a victory in the Cup.