Mouth and River They are already playing a new edition of the Super classic in La Bombonera, for the seventh date of the League Cup. Andrés Merlos is the judge of the match.
Almirón and Demichelis opted for the changes
Boca took the field with a totally alternative team: they only kept Sergio Romero in the arch, he changed the four in the background, Nicolás Figal and Marcos Rojowho has been bothered since the first semi-final, they stayed outside the bank of the substitutes.
Half of them entered Ezequiel Bullaudenext to Jorman Campuzanoand Lucas Blondel on the right, was the coach’s main surprise, Juan Ramirez It was to the left. He also bet on double 9 with Dario Benedetto and Lucas Janson.
On the River side, Martin Demichelis opted for Andres Herrera who won the fight against Enzo Díaz in defense, and put Milton Helmet, on the left. Also Leandro González Pirez He returned to the central defense. In the middle he kept the same names and in the forward he chose Salomon Rondon like nine.
The first time
The first minutes of the game were quite difficult. River tried to play but Boca interrupted the actions with fouls. To the Xeneize It was difficult for him to pass the midfield with a controlled ball, and the Millionaire It was imprecise.
The first clear chance of scoring came at 14′ after a good collective action by the Millonario that ended with a perfect qualification from Nacho Fernández to Rondónbut The Venezuelan’s shot is controlled by Romero effortlessly.
Immediately afterwards the first controversy of the party occurred: Pipa Benedetto was one-on-one with Armani, who won the duel and the striker fell. The entire stadium called for a penalty, but Andrés Merlos took a corner. From that corner kick, Saracchi’s shot from the left deflected off a defender and went just over the crossbar.
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River responded with a personal play by Barco, who hesitated to continue advancing in the rival area and his shot passed low through the entire local small area, without anyone pushing it.
At 30′, the team led by Martín Demichelis had another clear opportunity, through a free kick that ended with a couple of feints and the center for Herrera, who entered alone and did not connect it accurately. Boca had generated two more approaches with Benedetto as the protagonist, but Pipa was not fine.
The opening of the scoreboard came at 40′ and it was for River: After a couple of defensive errors by Campuzano and Valdéz, Enzo Pérez found the ball outside the area and took a strong shot that deflected off Rondón. This dislocated Romero and the score was 1-0 in favor of the visitor.
Boca vs River: the formations
Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Marcelo Weigandt, Bruno Valdez, Nicolás Valentini and Marcelo Saracchi; Lucas Blondel, Ezequiel Bullaude, Jorman Campuzano, Juan Ramírez; Darío Benedetto and Lucas Janson. DT: Jorge Almiron.
River Plate: Franco Armani Andrés Herrera, Paulo Díaz, Leandro González Pirez, Milton Casco; Enzo Pérez, Nicolás De la Cruz, Manuel Lanzini, Nacho Fernández; Esequiel Barco and Salomón Rondón. DT: Martín Demichelis.