Talleres’ long road back from relegation at the end of the 2003-04 season was completed on Sunday afternoon when Pablo Guiñazú’s injury time winner against All Boys in Floresta ensured La T the Nacional B title and a place back in Argentina’s top flight.
With Chacarita Juniors thrashing Independiente Rivadavia, league leaders Talleres needed three points to guarantee their promotion and after Rodrigo Burgos was sent off in the first half and Germán Lessman gave All Boys an 82nd minute lead that looked unlikely.
However, Frank Kudelka’s side haven’t in all 19 matches of this Transición and are in fact unbeaten in 37 so they were unlikely to go lying down.
Gonzalo Klusener tapped in an equaliser almost immediately and in the 94th minute Pablo Guiñazú fired a dramatic winner from the edge of the box to spark wild celebrations.
Quite the celebration in Córdoba this evening after Talleres claimed promotion to the Primera earlier pic.twitter.com/bBXmhIN1c0
— Peter Coates (@golazoargentino) June 6, 2016
Having dropped down to the Torneo Argentino A, a return to the Primera after a 12-year absence is a momentous occasion for the historic club.
The reaction of the players and staff showed what this meant to them but as the people in Córdoba poured into the street, the joy of the city was there for all to see.
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