Four days before the quarter-final against England, the Blues can extend their success at this stage of the competition. In 1986, the France team achieved one of its greatest achievements.
Four matches, four wins and not a goal conceded against Spain, Algeria, Northern Ireland and Poland: Brazil look a menace when they face the Blues on the grass at Guadalajara Stadium for a quarter-final clash. . Since the beginning of the competition, especially in the group stage, the French have not always been dominant.
However, four days after offering the scalp of the Italian world champions (2-0), Henri Michel’s men hit back at Socrates, Zico and others. The French side took the lead on the quarter-hour mark following Careca’s goal and leveled just before the break thanks to the inevitable Michel Platini. The Blues grazed a second-half correction when Joel Batts provoked a penalty, but the Tricolor goalkeeper made amends by blocking Zico’s shot.
Pearly is a good player but…
The PSG goalkeeper would be the deserved hero in the penalty shootout, a dramatic conclusion to a meeting of rare quality and intensity. Because if Michel Platini misses his effort, Joel Bats blocks Alemaao and Julio Cesar’s efforts, offering Luis Fernandez to enter Blues legend by scoring the winning shot.
Sixteen years after Pele’s last crown, Brazil will still have to wait for their fourth star. Not under the Purana 10 mantra. “It’s one of the best matches in World Cup history that we’ve just seen. Salute to the triple world champion. Too bad it had to be played on a roll of the dice. » Regrets are stronger because, in his view, “ Given their chances, Brazil should have won.
If King Pele is the best player, Brazil is broken. Literally and figuratively. The dramatic situation of the meeting actually led to unrest and several heart attacks and suicides. In total, 17 people died and 2,000 were injured. “I Made Brazil Cry”Joel likes to remember Bats when discussing this shock against Brazil.
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