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Cup Semifinal: My best memories and an unforgettable anecdote

Carlos Cuéllar . 31-marzo-2018


This Sunday we play against Kiryat Shmona in one of the season’s best matches: The Cup Semifinal. Thrill is all around and everybody is asking us about the game.

They say that we have to do whatever it takes to win. We confront Beitar Jerusalem, who also fights for the League, in a single match, so the winner goes to the Cup Final. I want to speak about that today, about my good Cup memories.

I’ve had the luck of qualifying myself to several Semifinals and 5 Finals. Unforgettable are the UEFA Cup Semifinals at Osasuna in 2007 and two years before that season in the Copa del Rey of Spain in which we lost against Betis in extra time.

At Aston Villa I also got to a Final at Wembley, 2010, Carling Cup, and in that ocassion we also lost 2-1 at the doorstep of the title.

But it was at Glasgow Rangers were we got to more Finals, 3 to be specific, and we won 2, and from where I take one of the best anecdotes of my life. It was in the Scotland Cup that we won against Queen of the South at Hampden Park. After the final whistle, with the euphoria, a rival asked for my shirt and I didn’t hesitate, I gave it to him whilst I huged everybody in the team. The problem came when a teammate told me that we had to go up to the box seat to get the trophy and the medals… and I wasn’t wearing a shirt.

Almost without time to react, I went to the reserve keeper and asked for his shirt. I needed to get the Cup with some clothes! So my teammate gave me his shirt, I put it on and went up running. That’s the reason why I wear a yellow keeper’s shirt on the pictures. I wish I can live something like that again this season.

A big hug to all of you.

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