After a week in which they spoke of their future far from Argentina more than their present, Rafael Santos Borré was very focused and scored four goals for the first time in his career, in River Plate’s 6-1 win over Godoy Cruz for matchday six of the Argentine League Cup.
The Barranquillero he surpassed 50 goals at the club and, with 52, he was only ten behind Juan Pablo Ángel, the top Colombian gunner in River’s history. In addition, it was the second foreigner to score a poker with the millionaire shirt (the Uruguayan Walter Gómez was the first in 1954).
If anyone doubted the Colombian’s concentration, it was clear in this match in Mendoza. Rafa scored his goals in just over 40 minutes: the first at 5 and the last at 2 in the second half. He was replaced at 13 and left his place to Jorge Carrascal.
His future seems far from River, since his contract expires in June and teams from Brazil, the United States and Europe were interested in signing him, however the top scorer of the Gallardo era once again demonstrated his commitment.
The last time a River player had scored 4 goals was in 2017, when for the Copa Libertadores and against Jorge Wilstermann, Ignacio Scocco scored 5. For the first division tournament it is necessary to go back to 2015, when Fernando Cavenaghi did it against Rafaela.
Borré is the 20th player in the club’s history to convert this amount in the same game. In addition, it is still fourth among the top foreign scorers, in search of the last place on the podium, now owned by Ángel. Francescoli is the leader, with 136 shouts, while Gómez adds 77.