(EFE) – Boca Juniors defeated River Plate 4-1 in the penalty shootout and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Argentine Cup, after drawing without goals in regulation time, in a match played at the Ciudad Stadium from La Plata.
In the fourth Superclásico of the year, Boca Juniors endured the most fluid game of the team led by Marcelo Gallardo and had his prize in the penalty shootout to get into the quarterfinals, where he will face Patronato de Paraná.
In the Xeneize, where the Peruvian Luis Advíncula made his debut, Marcos Rojo, Juan Ramírez, Cristian Pavón and Carlos Izquierdoz made the decisive series.
For the Millionaire only Héctor Martínez scored, since Agustín Rossi contained the launch of Julián Álvarez and Braian Romero finished off.
The team led by Miguel Ángel Russo thus took a clean and jerk at the beginning of the season that had recorded the elimination of the Copa Libertadores against Atlético Mineiro in the round of 16, in the series where a goal was annulled by the VAR in each game. In addition, they registered two draws and one defeat at the start of the local league.
River faces the great challenge of the year: the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, just against Atlético Mineiro, starting next week.
In the other match this Wednesday for the Argentine Cup, Tigre gave the surprise and eliminated Independiente after winning 2-1 in a duel valid for the 16th. end of the contest.