Thursday, June 8, 2023

Many thought that Boca was going to beat us

Champions of the Copa Libertadores, Ruben Espinozawas the new guest on Viejos Cracks, the program that hosts Claudio Bustamante every week and that you can see in the official network of AS Chile.

In the preview of a new match between Colo Colo and Boca Juniors, Espinoza recalled the historic semifinal of 1991, when Cacique eliminated the Argentine team. Native Tomé was one of the faces of this team.

“Boca were the rivals to beat because they strengthened themselves to win the Copa Libertadores. They had an extraordinary squad and expectations were high in Argentina. However, the most difficult match of this cup was against Universitario de Lima, for the round of 16 (two goals from Espinoza, first from a free kick and then from a penalty)” said Espinoza.

In Buenos Aires, Colo Colo lost 1 to 0 and the talented crowd pointed it out “We played a good game in La Bombonera, where many people thought they were going to beat us because we did not play well as visitors. We didn’t score many points. We planted ourselves with personalities and ended up hugging after the match, because, although nobody likes to lose, we knew that in the Monumental we would beat Boca because it was a minimal advantage”.

Colo Colo won 3-1 in the rematch, in a match that ended with an incident in a pitching battle, for Espinoza, the key was in the union of the group.

“This squad was forged over time. They had a difficult start with Arturo Salah in 1986, from where they worked. We thought we were going to win the Copa Libertadores in 1990 (eliminated on penalties with Vasco da Gama), but it was a year later. That same ’91, 13 players from that team went south for the summer, with our families. Imagine after we spent 300 days together in the year, we visited Pucón, Lican Ray, Osorno, Temuco…revealed.

Espinoza’s prognosis

Rubén Espinoza, who is currently the coach at the Israelita Stadium, is convinced that the Cacique will beat Boca Juniors this Wednesday at the Monumental Stadium. “Colo Colo is rising and the local team is essential in the Copa Libertadores. It grows at home and improves their performance when they play these kinds of games. said the continental champion in 1991.

“I saw the last game of Boca against Racing. They had a good first half, but in the second half, they could equalize, in the end, they won with a counter-attack. Although Jorge Almirón is an offensive DT, they will not give up and here they will play against “shut down the former albo midfielder.

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