Platense vs. Boca Juniors – Game Report – August 25, 2021


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Platense vs.  Boca Juniors - Game Report - August 25, 2021

(ESPN.com) – Boca defeated Platense 3-1 in their visit to Vicente López and added the second consecutive victory at the hands of their new coach, Sebastián Battaglia.

In this way, Xeneize adds 10 points, was six from the top and began to take off from the bottom of the table after the bad start that led to the resignation of Miguel Ángel Russo.

The goals of the match were scored by Norberto Briasco (23), Nicolás Bertolo (45), Diego González (52) and Cristian Pavón (90).

Boca was a fair winner of the match, where at times he was far superior to his rival. Unlike what he had been showing, this time the team had mastery of the ball, possession and fluidity in the game.

But above all, a team with an offensive vocation was seen, something that had been demanding. In this without a doubt his new DT has to do, and an assembly that seeks to prioritize the rival goal.

Ramírez associated with the kid Molinas was one of the successes of Battaglia; Sández on the left side was an important alternative in attack, González balanced the midfield formed this time with Varela instead of Rolón, and Briasco had a very good first half.

The goal came precisely from the former Huracán, who took advantage of an advance and a long pass from Izquierdoz, and slipped between the defender and the goalkeeper’s failed exit to tap the ball on the edge of the area and put the 1-0.

It was just the result, before a Platense who could not find the ball. Sández had the 2-0 with a great shot from the outside that hit the crossbar, but when the first half was over, the unexpected draw came.

A corner kick and two rival headers left Bertolo with the ball on the edge of the small area; The former Boca stopped her chest and defined for 1 to 1.

In the second half, Xeneize came out determined to look back for the advantage and found it right away. He put the rival against the ropes under pure pressure and after a rejection after a center to the area, Pulpo González exquisitely defined from the edge of the area for the 2 to 1.

Boca seemed to be close to liquidating the lawsuit against and for the spaces left by the Squid, but little by little the local was encouraged to seek the tie. A shot by Infante well contained by Rossi and some approach that did not reach its destination put a bit of uncertainty in the result.

Battaglia moved the bench and ended up playing with Almendra, Medina and Varela, the midfield that once deluded the fans by being integrated by all the boys of the club.

With Platense played in attack, Pavón, who entered near the end, sealed the score with a goal from outside the area for the 3-1 final.

The truth is that Boca improved in the game, he is more of a protagonist and having added two victories in a row gives him confidence for what is coming. Little by little, Battaglia is putting his stamp on the team. Now he will have a good measure against Racing to consolidate the idea.


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