We arrived in 1981 and with him another historical event: Alfredo Di Stéfano returns to River as a coach (replaces Labruna, who had won 6 titles). It is the year that Boca hires Maradona , so River does not want to stay behind and kicks the board of the pass market: summons Mario Alberto Kempes, Julio “El Vasco” Olarticoechea and Américo “El Tolo” Gallego.
Win both matches in the final (round trip) against Ferro and win the champions. But there is a relationship that broke: that of “El Beto” Alonso and Di Stéfano. In fact, “El Beto” does not play either of the two finals despite being in perfect physical condition . One phrase that would remain in the story is what says to a journalist: “The technician or me.” The leadership chooses the coach and “El Beto” is going to play Velez.
River will leave his main figures once again.
The sangria does not end there: Kempes returns to Valencia from Spain (there is a topic with the payments for the pass), Ramón Díaz pass to Napoli and Passarella to Fiorentina . The problems are not only with the coach: the differences with President Rafael Aragon Cabrera keeps J.J. López and Pedro González away from the team. The storm (and bad results) take on Di Stéfano and assumes Vladislao Cap, who dies in the middle of the tournament .
In '83 the economic problem is huge . The lack of payments to the squad generates a player strike that lasts several dates. For this reason, much of the River tournament is forced to turn to the youth , which generates very bad results and the worst position in history: the last . The team is very weakened, without any of the figures. It's a clean clean and literal account. Within that tragedy, there is a beam of light in the background: negotiations with Uruguay 's Wanderers are successful and next season one Enzo Francescoli will wear the millionaire's shirt for the first time.
If you want to read the previous deliveries you can do it in the following links:
Part One (The beginning of everything)
Part Two (First title and beginning of the relationship with the National Team)
Part Three (First title in the professional era)
Part Four (River wins first superclassic in the professional era)
Fifth Part (Monumental inaugurates)
Sixth Part (Start to assemble “The Machine”)
Part 7 (“The Machine” starts to win everything)
Part 8 (“The Machine” is disarmed)
Part 9 (Ends one of the most glorious decades in the history of River)
Tenth Part (First Argentine team in history to win in England)
Part Eleventh (River is reborn from its ashes and shapes “The Maquinita”)
Thirteenth Part (Towards total hegemony)
Thirteenth Part (Football drought and the biggest tragedy in football history argentino)
Fourteenth Part (River returns to win a title and is the protagonist of the 78 World Champion Team)
Hipólito Azema nació en Buenos Aires, en los comienzos de la década del 80. No se sabe desde cuándo, porque esas cosas son difíciles de determinar, le gusta contar historias, pero más le gusta que se las cuenten: quizás por eso transitó los inefables pasillos de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Una vez escuchó que donde existe una necesidad nace un derecho y se lo creyó.