Federico Del Rio
René Higuita is one of the most important Colombian goalkeepers, who transcended borders in the 90's thanks to his particular style of tackling, going out to play many times outside the area. In addition, had a shortcut that he patented and that he even gave himself the pleasure of making at the mythical Wembley stadium: the scorpion . He threw himself forward in a kind of popcorn to reject the ball with his cleats. Many wanted to imitate it and could not, and others did not want to try directly. Franco Armani must be placed in that last group.
The River keeper maintains a great relationship with Higuita with whom he worked in his last stage at Atlético Nacional, where both are idols. And Higuita himself recalled that on one occasion, for a TV production "they wanted a note showing Franco the scorpion. But I spoke with Franco and we couldn't agree. It was impossible!" he said. between laughs the Colombian. Finally, he did it with another Argentine goalkeeper, Fernando Monetti, who also passed through Medellín.