Despite the fact that he had suffered the loss of his father three days before the game, the Argentine midfielder asked to play and paid him a heartfelt tribute in a publication.
Argentine midfielder Augusto Fernández entered with five minutes remaining in Cádiz’s 1-0 triumph against Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium and was part of a feat historical, because until now his club had never been able to beat the team led by Zinedine Zidane as a visitor.
Fernández’s father had died three days before this meeting And, despite the painful situation, the flyer asked to be taken into account for the call and ended up dedicating the victory: “So you’ll be, I miss you old man”, posted on an Instagram story.
The Argentine goalkeeper Jeremías Ledesma (summoned by Lionel Scaloni to the National Team in the matches against Ecuador and Bolivia) started at Cádiz, a recently promoted club that with this victory climbed to the top of the Spanish La Liga, the product of three victories and a tie.
The historical fact is that this will be recorded in the books as the first time in the 91-year history of La Liga that a reigning champion (Real Madrid) and tournament leader lost on his own court, against a newly promoted team (Cádiz).
Augusto Fernández had just played for two years in China and signed for Cádiz in June, when the La Bahía club was still in the Second Division (promotion to the First Division, after 14 years, ended on July 12).
In the Spanish league, Fernández had already had experience at Celta de Vigo, a team in which he played four seasons and also at Atlético de Madrid del Cholo Simeone, where he played three.
“There is no explanation or excuses. I congratulate Cádiz for the game they played and for the victory,” admitted Zinedine Zidane after the match. With this defeat, Real Madrid remains a leader, but now it shares the top with Getafe and with Cádiz itself.