Photo: The infamous ticket that showed Windsor Wheels playing against Argentinian team River Plate. Source: Own collection

2,250 soccer fans turned up at Windsor Stadium on Tuesday night May 20, 1986 to watch Windsor Wheels take on Argentinos Juniors.

In 1985 Argentinos Juniors, a club from Buenos Aires, won the Copa Libertadores. In 1986 they took their all-star team on a tour of Canada. On May 18 they beat Toronto Blizzard 7-2 at Varsity Stadium. Two days later they played against NSL club Windsor Wheels.

32 minutes into the game Emilio Commisso scored the only goal of the game to secure a 1-0 win for the Argentinian team.

Rob Agostini was voted as Wheels’ player of the game.

Read about the 1986 National Soccer League season here

Team rosters:

Windsor Wheels:

Goalkeepers: Rob Agostini and Vince Alberti

Defenders: Kevin Borg, Emanuelle Novelleto, Steve Toth, Matt Davis, Steve Davis and Waldir DeSouza.

Midfielders: Ian Parratt, Mustafa Muratovic, Paul Pecoraro, Steve Swanson, Milan Korac and Nick O’Shea

Forwards: Frank Amente, Emir Leti, Giovanni Perciballi

Head coach: Gus Moffatt

Argentinos Juniors: Enrique Vidalle, Jose Luis Pavoni, Adrian Domenech, Carmello Villalba, Miguel Angel Lemme, Jorge Olguin, Mario Videla, Emilio Commisso, Jose Castro, Carlos Erenos, Jorge Pelegrini, Renato Corsi, Carlos Mayor, Cesar Mendoza, Nestor Cataldo, Jose Carlos Sotelo, Nestor Lorenzo, Hugo Maradona

Head coach: Roberto Zaporitti

Source: Windsor Star newspaper May 21, 1986

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