As Inter’s technical director, he already faced Gremio five times and was still unable to win. “It never happened to me,” he said. It is true?
The city of Porto Alegre has two main teams: Gremio and Internacional, which since the beginning of the year has been coached by Argentine Eduardo Coudet. Both normally face each other for the Gaucho tournament, the Brasileirao and, in addition, this year they share the group of Libertadores. Last week, Gremio won 1-0 in what was their fifth game since January. In this 2020, he has 4 victories and a draw. This Saturday, the sixth classic will be played.
After the defeat, the Chacho He declared: “It is not the ideal. I have never had a sequence in the classics like that in 30 years in footballl. It is something different, different and good, we must take responsibility for what we have to do. “
An ideal phrase that traveled all the journalistic platforms. “It is the first time in his career that he Chacho he has not won so many classics in a row ”, it was read and listened to. The news ended as it began: just in that sentence.
Did the Argentine coach exaggerate? How many classics in a row did you play as a player? How many as a technician? The data is at your fingertips. It is a matter of going to check them. Many times it is done. But there is another information maelstrom in which they pass by. And … to another topic!
Coudet began his career as a player in Platense, in 1993. At that time the Squid He was in the First Division and had a modern rivalry with Argentinos Juniors, whom he faced four times and did not win: three draws and one defeat.
But it is true that the Chacho throbbing from the inside, a true classic when it arrived in Central in mid-1995. Rosario’s clash has its own spices, the city is pure adrenaline. In his first stage (1995-98) he participated in six games against Newell’s, winning 2, drawing 3 and losing one, and scored a goal at 4-0 on November 23, 1997.
In the second stage he only played one game (0-1 in Apertura 04) and in the last, two others: 0-0 and 4-1 on October 29, 2006, when he also scored a goal. On the balance sheet, 9 classics, won 3, drew 4, lost 2 and scored two goals.
In the 98/99 season he played in San Lorenzo and was present in the two duels with Huracán: 2-0 in the Apertura 98 and 1-1 in the Clausura. In his second stage in the Cyclone, he Globe I was in the B Nacional.
In River he also had two stages, with a step in Celta de Vigo (the second half of 2002). In the first, he played three Superclassics, with two wins and a draw; in the second, four, with a victory, a draw and two defeats. In total, seven times against Boca, with three wins, two draws and two falls.
His career continued in San Luis de México, whose main rival is the Gallos de Querétaro, a fairly modern duel that began in the promotion stage and was strengthened in the First Division. He was present in four games, with one win, one draw and two losses.
Meanwhile, in five clubs he played, he was not in the classics: Celta de Vigo, Necaxa, Colón and Philadelphia Union and Fort Lauderdale Strikers, his last team in 2010.
Coudet began his coaching career in 2015 at Central and from there he participated in another 5 Rosario classics with two wins, two draws and just one fall. Then he was in Tijuana, which has a rivalry with León, but was fired just before that clash.
In his time at Racing he barely played a classic in Avellaneda. On February 23, 2019, on the Independiente court, was the last celebration in a classic of the Chacho: 3-1. In addition, it was the only confrontation between the traditional rivals in 2019.
This year he reached Inter, had five classics in a row, did not win any and after the last defeat he released a phrase that, checked, was not exaggerated: “It is the first time that happens to me in football ”.
The funny thing is that this Saturday, October 3, he will play the sixth game of the year, this time for the 13th. date of the Brazilian tournament. He will try to cut the streak of Gremio that won 1-0 on February 15 (Gaúcho), 1-0 on July 22 (Gaúcho) 2-0 on August 5 (final of Gaúcho) and 1-0 on September 23 ( Libertadores Cup). The only tie was 0-0 on March 12, in the first Cup match. In principle, it will be the last of the year, unless the Libertadores find them in a knockout stage.