Boca Juniors eliminated Palmeiras on penalties at the Allianz Parque and qualified for the final of the Libertadores Cup. One of the figures of the party, the Uruguayan Miguel Merentielreferred to one of the plays that generated the most stir in the series: when Valentine Boat He stood on top of the ball.
43 minutes into the first half, the Xeneize He came out on a counterattack. When the ball fell to the Colowhich was marked on the line by Marcos Rocha and Ze Rafael, the 19-year-old jewel stood on the ball and was able to get out of the mark of both Brazilians. About, Merentiel He referred to that play: “I almost kicked him, ha. Incredible.” And he added about Ship: “He is an incredible player for us, he does crazy things. He is an admirable player, sometimes he even makes us warm up. We enjoyed it to the fullest, we know that he is an important player for us.”
He then analyzed the meeting: “We knew that it was a very complicated game in which we had to make a huge effort.. The truth is that we knew how to control it, more than anything in the first half. We knew how to control it well beyond the expulsion of Marcos (Rojo). “Chiquito (Romero) played a great game saving important balls and gives us a lot of confidence.”
Furthermore, the former Palmeiras He made clear his desire to stay in the Xeneizea club that has a purchase option for him: “Playing against my former team and what I’m risking for… I hope I can stay in Boca. “I always try to go day by day and keep working, that’s why I came to Boca.”