The 2002 Copa del Rey was designed for Madrid to be champion. The RFEF selected the Santiago Bernabéu as the venue for the remaining and set the date of the match on March 6 to mark the centenary of the founding of the white membership, at the request after all of the Madrid entity. Not even the greatest nightclubs ever deliberate such a white Ibiza celebration.Actual Madrid was in the ascendant part in the galactic period. The earlier season the meringue set he had proclaimed himself champion of the League with the extraordinary signing of Figo and at the starting of the 2001-02 educational yr Florentino he had strengthened his squad with what was thought-about the finest participant in the world, Zinedine Zidane. That Madrid was designed to wipe out all competitions on its 100th anniversary: Del Bosque directed a squad through which, along with the two galactic exorbitants, Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Casillas, Hierro, Morientes, Makelele, Solari and Guti, amongst others, performed. However that Deportivo was not simply any group, it was Superdepor. And he didn’t wrinkle earlier than such a state of affairs. Los Molina, Mauro Silva, Tristán, Valerón, Capdevila and firm shaped a group of many carats and like the good contenders in boxing, they hit arduous as quickly as they began, to make it clear that they’d not gone to this point to be knocked out. 5 minutes later Sergio beat César (starter forward of Casillas that season) and overtook Depor, who was already sending 0-2 at the break thanks to a different purpose from Tristán. The Cup was the first title at stake. The prelude to a gloriously anticipated season. Madrid acquired Deportivo Javier Irureta in the remaining as a sparring heavyweight champion. A few months earlier, the Whites had overwhelmed the Galicians in what was Zidane’s first nice sport as a Actual Madrid participant (3-1). That assembly was a turning level for the Frenchman, who was being extremely criticized however responded to his detractors with a purpose and since then it was virtually unstoppable. With a full Zidane and a date so marked, that remaining appeared like a mere process to fill La Cibeles with individuals. Unbelief seized Madrid, who reacted too late. He closed the hole with a purpose from Raúl with simply over ten minutes left, however the combat was already misplaced. Since the Maracanazo in the 1950 World Cup, when Brazil fell to Uruguay and stayed at the gates of the World Cup, one thing related was not remembered. As then, the host fell with every part in favor. The night time that ought to have been the whitest in 100 years of Madrid’s historical past turned one in all the blackest ever for the complete of Chamartín. The phrase Centenariazo copied all the covers of March 7, 2002.Fortunately for Madrid, The Whites have been in a position to have a good time the birthday a few months later, in the remaining of the Glasgow Champions League. There, Madrid took the centennial season ahead with a word and conquered the Ninth in opposition to Bayer Leverkusen (2-1) with that unforgettable purpose by Zidane. It could have been tragic to not fill La Cibeles that 2002.