(ESPN.com) – River Plate defeated Boca Juniors 2-1 in the Superclásico on date 14 of the League Tournament and incidentally rose to the top of the tournament, with one more match.
Now he must wait for the meeting on Monday that Talleres will play as a visitor to Defense and Justice. The Millionaire adds 30 units and the T, 29.
The goals of the match were scored by Julián Alvarez, at 25 and 43 minutes of the first half, and by Carlos Zambrano at 47 of the second half.
The truth is that it was a game that for River began to unblock from the expulsion of Marcos Rojo at 17 minutes of play.
The central Xeneize first saw the yellow for an untimely tackle against Braian Romero in the middle of the court. And before two minutes, the referee Fernando Rapallini again warned him for an infraction on the edge of the area against Palavecino.
The Boca players discussed the red, especially because they understood the judge’s decision to get yellow both in the first and in the second play as exaggerated. An exaggerated decision? At least for the debate. However, Rojo is a player who always goes to the limit and this time he left the team with 10 as soon as the game started.
From that moment Boca played conditioned. Cardona left, Zambrano entered and River became owner of the game.
Until that moment, although the local had more the ball, Boca had counted against a good chance at the feet of Orsini, who ended up being covered just as he finished off the goal.
River dominated but did not generate, until at 25 minutes the best River player in this section of the tournament and the figure of the match, Julián Alvarez, took a great shot from outside the area that opened the scoring.
The forward had the complicity of Rossi, who did not react in time to the shot and did not resist a shot that he could have controlled being better positioned.
From that moment Boca suffered twice, before the man less and the goal against.
River took control of the game and of the emotions, with the support of its public, in the return of the people to the fields, and before the end of the first half it returned to invoice.
Another error by Rossi with a bad start was at the feet of Casco, who connected with Simon so that the youth sent a short cross and Julián Alvarez scored twice. Boca only approached in that first half with a shot from afar from Advíncula.
The complement was of more. Boca went back and almost did not pass half the court, with the sole objective of not being thrashed. Zambrano’s goal in the end, with a header, ended up being an unexpected and unfair prize just to decorate the scoreboard.
River dominated the entire second half without disheveled and without suffering attacks from Boca. He kept the ball in his possession before the encouragement of his people, who had an ideal return, and when he could it was for the third.
He was close to the triplet, first with Carrascal, who after a great pass from Enzo Pérez tried to get the ball over Rossi, but this time the goalkeeper covered the shot. The youthful Simón finished off from outside the area and almost converted, after a deflection in Izquerdoz. And then the third could come with a shot in the post from Angileri, after a corner kick.
The Millionaire had the pleasure, in addition to the victory and the tip, of beating Boca again in local tournaments at the Monumental, where he had not beaten him since 2010.
Boca lost the undefeated hand of Battaglia. And he left with a bitter feeling because he was never at the height of fighting the match against his greatest rival. Thus he said goodbye to the tournament, and now he will bet everything on the Argentine Cup to reach the Libertadores 2022.