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The Mexican arbitration is in mourning after learning of the sensitive death of former referee Joaquín Urrea, one of the most important central defenders who has delivered justice in the history of Liga MX for his dominance on the pitch and especially for the controversial final of the 1984-1985 season between the Águilas of Club América and the Pumas of UNAM.
Urrea died on April 5, according to various sources close to the historic whistler who confirmed the news through his social networks, one of these cases being the former referee and his great friend, Eduardo Brizio Carter, who deeply regretted the loss of this great figure. mexican. So far, the reasons for Urrea’s death have not been revealed.
The central referee was considered “the father of the rivalry” between the Águilas of Club América and the Pumas of UNAM for the final that he refereed in the 1984-1985 season. and that it was played at the La Corregidora Stadium of the Gallos Blancos de Querétaro; In that match, the Azulcrema team achieved a 3-1 victory thanks to a penalty scored in favor of the Águilas and not in favor of the university students.
This play continues to cause controversy today, because it was considered that Alfredo Tena committed a hand in the area. However, Urrea did not want to score the penalty at that moment, which would have meant the tie for the Pumas; years later the whistler himself admitted the mistake of not having pointed out this fault that could have changed the history of the party.
This match in La Corregidora was the third in the final, as the first leg at the Azteca Stadium was tied 1-1 and the second leg at the Olympic Stadium ended 0-0.
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