MILAN – Joaquin Peirò died at the age of 84, for two seasons (from 1964 to 1966) center-forward of Helenio Herrera's Grande Inter, with whom he won the Champions Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in 1965.
Peirò also dressed in the uniforms of Turin and Rome (with which he won an Italian cup in 1969), as well as Atletico Madrid (a Cup Winners' Cup in 1962) and the Spanish national team.
Peirò's name will remain forever linked to Inter's incredible comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final return on 12 May 1965.
Before talking about this challenge, let's start by explaining that the first leg of the semifinal ended on a three-to-one result for Liverpool. The network signed by Sandro Mazzola left hope lit but that match was dominated by the British and the passive could have been even greater.
In short, almost nobody believed in a comeback from Inter and instead it materialized thanks to the magic of Corso, Peirò and Facchetti and to a defense that found itself after the skid of the first leg.
Thanks to this historical success, Inter qualified for the final which would later give him the second consecutive Champions' Cup. It is no coincidence that that team went down in history as "Grande Inter".
The 3-0 Inter-Liverpool score with Peirò's historic goal.
INTER-LIVERPOOL 3-0 (2-0) MARKERS: 8 ′ Corso, 9 ′ Peirò, 62 ′ Facchetti INTER (4-4-2): Tailors; Burgnich, Facchetti; Bedin, Guarneri, Picchi; Jair, Mazzola, Peirò, Suarez, Corso. Coach: Helenio Herrera.
LIVERPOOL (4-4-2): Lawrence; Lawler, Moran; Strong, Yeats, Stevenson; Callaghan, Hunt, St. John, Smith, Thompson. Coach: Bill Shankly REFEREE: Ortiz de Mendebille (Spain) (source La Gazzetta dello Sport, YouTube video).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano