The decline of River generated a true revolution in the feeling of the fan millionaire. From that crowd that accompanied the team in every corner of the country and also from those who wanted to change history from within. Thus, to face the B Nacional tournament, it was the return of two idols as Fernando Cavenaghi y Alejandro “Chori” Dominguezand already on the fly he added David Trezegueta figure that fulfilled his dream to wear the shirt with the red band and was essential to achieve the return to Primera, which marks 10 years.
In the case of Cavenaghi and Domínguez, the decision was a reflex act of love. They already had a glorious past at the club and the distance did not make the pain of relegation any less. After the revenge of Promotion against Belgranowith the bleeding wound and the Monumental burning, the Torito and the Chori drowned their sorrows by telephone.
“I was with my wife watching the game, and As soon as it finished, Fernando called me. ‘What if we try?’, he said to me. That’s where we started to move a little. He with his family, I with mine”, says the soccer player who emerged in Quilmes and that in 2001, after being U20 World Champion with the Argentine National Teammoved to Núñez, where won the Clausura 2002 and 2003 tournamentsa time when chemistry was forged on and off the pitch with Cavenaghi.
The return, however, had a few stumbling blocks ahead. First, Daniel Passarella, the president who had a bad relationship with El Torito and his agent, Néstor Sívori, who also represented El Chori. But, for obvious reasons, this time the Kaiser was not in a position to put himself on the spot and the desire of the players was stronger than any anger.
How was the return of Cavenaghi and Chori Domínguez to River
So, having passed that item, Cavenaghi had to break two contracts (with Bordeaux from France, owner of his pass, and with Inter de Porto Alegre, the club where he was on loan), while Domínguez appealed to his good relationship with the leaders of Valencia from Spain to end their relationship ahead of time.
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That’s how they got to become the 9 and 10 of the reconstruction, the leaders of the squad in the most difficult moment in the history of River. Torito’s goals and Chori’s distinctive touch. Cavenaghi, top scorer, contributed 19 points in 37 games, but in the last nine games he scored only twice.
“It was a year of great emotional charge and many responsibilities as captain of the group. It was very hard. He did not sleep, he had chest pain and he was distressed”, confessed Cavegol.
For that stage of drought, inside the field, irreplaceable, he was already David Trezeguetthe world champion with France in 1998 that, despite the fact that the moment was not ideal, he wanted feel the shirt he loved since his childhood in Vicente López. She came just like Leonardo Ponziofor the second half of the season and it didn’t take him long to start watering the Ascenso courts with his quality.
A great goal against Ferro is remembered for elegance and for importance the cry of 1-0 against Instituto, but of his 13 goals in 19 games those that made him an idol were those two that he did to Almirante Brown in the 2-0 on June 23, 2012, the day River became River again.
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“I lived it as one more fan and that is why the goals of the ascent were more important than the one of the Eurocopa”, said King David in reference to the Golden Goal he scored for France in the 2000 final against Italy.