Known are the historical links that the Atletico Madrid has had with Morocco, whose team plays this Tuesday against Peru in the mattress fiefdom, the Metropolitan, for the first time in its history. One of the strongest represented him Larbi Ben Barek, whose figure will be remembered today before the meeting.
Because the rojiblanco club and the Moroccan football federation will pay homage to the Atlético legend. There will be an exchange of shirts and it is expected that the North African team, with their coach Regragui at the head, lay flowers next to an image of Ben Barek in recognition of his figure.
Moroccan footballer, who died in 1992, He was a true world crack that today would be priceless. Born in Casablanca in 1917, he was one of the great football figures in the late 40’s and early 50’s. black pearl, as he was called, played six seasons for Atlético, playing 123 games in which he scored 63 goals. He was part of the mythical Crystal Front of the Madrid team, winning two Leagues and an Eva Duarte Cup.