translated from Spanish: Seven years of the Cup King’s descent: the fall of Independiente

After years of bad championships and lousy leadership, on June 15, but in 2013, Independiente hit rock bottom and relegated to the National B after falling to San Lorenzo 1-0 locally. Many fans prefer to forget what happened and take out badges for being the most winning team in the Copa Libertadores in history. Others choose to remember not to repeat what happened and not to stumble twice with the same stone, because despite not being close to the descent, today Independiente is synonymous with bad administrations, debts and also football problems.

At the time, River’s relegation was very present, it had happened two seasons ago or more or less, but the Red fans felt that it would not touch them because until the last dates they kept hopes, but it was the same Millionaire who before the match with San Lorenzo punished him and beat him from home 2-1, so Independiente became dependent on other results in the absence of two matches.

The 18th date of the final tournament 2013 came and Independiente also fell to Cyclone and together with Unión and San Martín de San Juan played during the second half of 2013 until June 2014 the second division of Argentine football. At the end of the championship, Rojo came fourth, with the same amount of points as Huracán, but with a worse goal difference and forced him to play a tiebreaker at the Estadio Una de La Plata, where Avellaneda’s were imposed 2-0 and returned to the place that belongs to them: the first division.

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