Soccer fans will have a new chance to enjoy a Superclásico: Boca and River will meet again, in this case for the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup, where after the victories against Defensores de Belgrano and Atlético Tucumán, respectively, the Keys crossed them and the exciting clash will say present once again.
It is because of this that, in the absence of just two days for the momentous and eliminatory confrontation, we believe it is appropriate to review the last 10 crosses that “Xeneizes” and “Millionaires” had, that the faces were seen in different tournaments and in different instances, so that you can start to live the preview of this great game. Pay attention, because Boca only won one game in the 90 minutes within this selection.
The last confrontation with each other was also a knockout duel. The pass to the semis of the Professional League Cup 2021 was defined on penalties by 1-1 in the match (Tevez and Julián Álvarez), where Boca passed thanks to the failures of Angileri and Ponzio. The youthful Alan Díaz had to save in River. The “Xeneize” would fall in the next instance against Racing.
For day 5 of CLP 2021, they were measured in La Bombonera: it was 1-1 draw, with Sebastián Villa opening the penalty mark for Boca and Agustín Palavecino, playing his first Super, equalizing with a header for the “Millionaire”, after Angileri’s center.
One of the classics with the greatest amount of emotions in recent times: he finished 2-2 at La Bombonera. Ábila put the local ahead, but Girotti and Borré reversed the story. Fortunately for the “Xeneize”, Villa appeared shortly after the end to decree the defining equality. Jorman Campuzano and Enzo Pérez saw the red.
Can a victory not satisfy the winner and a defeat see the fallen celebrate? Of course it is, and that is exactly what happened here. Xeneize won 1-0 at home, in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinals, but did not reach him on aggregate: 2-1, away. That day, Jan Hurtado made history: he was the first Venezuelan to become the international contest. However, River celebrated.
River made the difference that ended up being defining in the return leg: it was 2-0 for the first leg semis of the Libertadores 2019, with Santos Borré from a penalty and Nacho Fernández marking the difference. Capaldo saw the red one during the visit, which was directed by Gustavo Alfaro.
The first Superclásico after the Madrid final was very boring. A 0-0 draw, in which River proposed more and Boca was satisfied, with the debut of Italian De Rossi in a match of this magnitude.
The most important Superclassic in history. River beat Boca 3-1 and became champion of the Copa Libertadores. Benedetto opened the scoring and Pratto, Quintero and “Pity” Martínez turned it around in the remembered Madrid final, played at the Santiago Bernabéu due to the incidents that prevented it from being at the Monumental.
First leg of the final of the Libertadores. Boca started it winning with a goal from Wanchope Ábila and Lucas Pratto tied it after taking out of the middle. Benedetto put the partial 2-1 and ended in a draw for the goal against Carlos Izquierdoz, in a match in which Armani was a great figure. The following would be even more epic.
River won again at the Bombonera. It was 2-0 with goals from Pity Martínez and Scocco, as in Mendoza. By the sixth day of that Super League, Gallardo’s men continued to show their superiority.
Super Cup in Mendoza, 2018. River beat him 2-0 and took the title. The goals were scored by Pity Martínez and Nacho Scocco. The preview of what was going to be a great year for the “Millionaire”. “Playing badly during this time was part of the strategy”, the “Doll” Gallardo was encouraged in conference.