Buenos Aires ( Associated Press) – Boca Juniors celebrates. River Plate cares.
“Zenies” defeated Tigre 5–3 at home and climbed to the top of the Argentine Soccer League, while “Millionaires” fell 1–0 at Santa Fe with Colón and finished third in last place. .
Sebastian Battaglia’s team, which had just lost in Santiago del Estero against Central Cordoba, recovered with a win against the same opponents who had won the League Cup final 3–0 three weeks earlier.
In a dynamic match, a devastating Boca prevailed with a pair of Dario Benedetto (10 and 77 minutes) and Exequiel Zeballos (54 and 73), as well as a goal against Nicolas Demartini (57).
Tigre, with an aggressive demeanor but fragile at the back, temporarily leveled with a goal against Luis Figel (34) and was exempt via a double by Matteo Retegui (66 and 88, from penalties).
“I am happy, I try to take advantage of every opportunity. Thank God I was given two goals”, declared “Changuito” Zeballos at the age of 20 and emerged the club’s inferior.
Boca adds six points and is currently only below leaders Estudiantes and Newells (7).
After the game, a party was recently held at La Bombonera for the award of the 72nd Star.
Earlier, Colón and River met at the General Brigadier Estanislao López Stadium by striker Lucas Beltrán in the context of a difficult tug-of-war between the two institutions, who belong to the “millionaire” and are on loan at “Saballero”. end of June.
Rivers made the quality of taking some from Santa Fe, but paid a high price for his lack of effectiveness (he didn’t score in his three games). The clearest opportunity in the first half was missed by Julian Alvarez.
Julio Falcioni’s team reversed the balance of the counterattack. The first goal by Ramon Bila was canceled offside. The second – the legendary definition of “Wanchopp” turned down goalkeeper Franco Armani at the age of 72 – was validated by VAR after only a five-minute wait (the linesman raised the flag).
The opening of the scoreboard distracted the Tour and strengthened the hosts, who celebrated their first win of the tournament and extended their unbeaten streak at home to seven against Rivers.
“We needed a win like this. We were up to the task and scored a big win”, declared former Boca striker Bila.
Marcelo Gallardo’s team adds two points out of nine and based on Thursday’s results could end up just above Aldosivi.
“It was difficult for us to enter a team that was well. We know we can’t afford it. We need to add three”, said Captain Armani.
In addition, Atlético Tucumán beat Lanus at home, while Union beat Barracas Central at home and Banfield won at home in Central Cordoba, 2–1 in all cases.