If there is a day tense in Asuncion is when Cerro Porteño, “the cyclone” de Barrio Obrero –uniform " azulgrana Barcelona–, and Olympia, the “king of cups” –white such as Real Madrid, is facing, in the “super classic” of the national football. Buses to the ceiling fans armed with flags criss-cross the historic center that any other Sunday would be silent. Both clubs dragged to 40,000 people to the stadium and almost all the rest of the south american country up to a radio or a television, either at home or in the bar in any corner.
Sixteen minutes had all those eyes focused on the ball that was rolling on the turf of the estadio Defensores del Chaco. In the stands sounded chants as mantras and in the street not moving, or a car, when a pass from Juan Aguilar went through the defense of Olympia and entered the area. There was Ovelar. What happened next is already part of the history of football.
the company, with the jersey number 17 of Cerro Porteño, he became the youngest player to score in the first division paraguayan, snatching that record to the ex player of Olimpia Gustavo Neffa, which made it with 15 years, 8 months and 16 days in 1987. It is also the smallest in contest a classic asunceno and the second youngest player to score in the first at the global level, according to the popular tweeter Mister Chip, expert in statistics. Ovelar played 63 minutes and had two other scoring chances.
No one could imagine that a mita'í (child in the guarani language, the language most popular in Paraguay, and official along with the Spanish one) could perform Betper well against experienced players that will even double the age. Only his coach knew what he was doing. The Spanish Fernando Jubero, which now heads to Cerro Porteño and that takes more than half a decade to revolutionize the best teams in paraguay, was the one who took the decision to put it in the field. “I put him in the classic because of his talent and his personality I conveyed confidence,” explains Jubero to THE COUNTRY the day after the match, which ended in a tie to two.
Barcelona-based alma paraguaya, Jubero has trained Guarani, Olimpia, Freedom, and now to Cerro Porteño, always leaving new achievements and a footprint in each set. The technical, exobservador of players and analyst of rivals to the subsidiary of the F. C. Barcelona, he discovered the young Ovelar playing in the Sub 15 Paraguay three weeks ago. “I was surprised by his great talent and his personality. That's why I called him up to work on the main campus. He is a player very mature for his age,” says the “professor”, as they say in Paraguay. When she decided to include it was to his home to talk with his family.
Jubero, that not in vain was also a primary school teacher, said that the project with him child was the following: it is obligatory to give priority to the studies, you have to enjoy football as until now, and must work with humillad because “many will come and few will be consolidated”. “The studies have to go hand in hand with football, if you leave the studies I have with him, education is fundamental for a player of his age. First person, after footballer. That I explained to your mother, and the player understood it all. They're hardworking people, with values,” he said.
In Paraguay requires clubs to have a player of Sub19 in every game. Something that, according to Jubero, coincides with the intention of the team of “sum together players of experience to other of the house, to feel the colors and represent with pride to Cerro Porteño”. The company debuted two weeks ago and this Sunday, in their second match, confirmed that it is a promise of football in paraguay. Fernando already had reason to feel the colours barca: is the grandson of Geronimo Ovelar, a defender for Cerro Porteño in the decades of the 1970s and 1980s, and a champion of the Copa America, 1979 with the selection of paraguay. But now as a “child history”, has new reasons.