The Olympic Games are very special for all athletes and 25 years ago the Argentine team had the luxury of playing a final against Nigeria.
The dream of the gold medal could not be realized, but the memory of a great competition remained. Here we recall how was the formation of the team that fell 3-2 in the deciding match.
1. Pablo Caballero
Pablo Caballero was the goalkeeper of that team. He could not save the team from the Nigerian goals.
2. Roberto Ayala
A player who had his personal revenge in Athens 2004 and gave himself the pleasure of winning the gold medal.
3. Jose Chamot
Chamot was a player with a long history in the National Team in the 90s and was in the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Four. Roberto Sensini
One of the most experienced. He arrived at those Olympics having played two World Cups (1990 and 1994). Team leader.
5. Javier Zanetti
He had been presented a year before at Inter and was a player who generated a lot of expectation. He ended up with a dream career.
6. Hugo Morales
The least recognized of that team. He had the pleasure of being a starter in the final. At that time he was in Lanús.
7. Ariel ortega
Burrito Ortega was one of River’s figures and had already been to the 1994 World Cup. One of the great figures of that team.
8. Matías Almeyda
The steering wheel shone in River and he was taking his first steps with the National Team. Two years later he was at the World Cup in France.
9. Christian bassedas
Legend of Vélez. He had a lot of participation in youth teams and was able to be part of the team that went to the United States in 1996.
10. Claudio Lopez
Author of the first goal of the final. It was 1-0 partial and it was all illusion. It was not enough for the Louse.
eleven. Hernan Crespo
The top scorer of the Olympics with six goals. He scored a goal in the final. It was not enough to get the gold medal.