River Plate took advantage of Boca Juniors in the semifinals of the Liberators cup. In reprinting the tense clash that decided the competition last year, the team led by Marcelo Gallardo began the race by winning 2-0 at their stadium, Monumental de Núñez, in Buenos Aires.
The return game will take place next Tuesday (8), also in the Argentine capital, but in the blue and yellow house, La Bombonera. To advance the decision against Flemish or Guild, Boca will need to win by three goals difference or return defeat 2-0 and try their luck in the penalty shootout.
In the first match, River demonstrated clear superiority and even created opportunities to build a bigger lead. The score was opened seven minutes into the first half, in a penalty kick by Brazilian referee Raphael Claus after consulting the video. Borré charged in mid-goal and swung the net.
The gap in the score was widened after 25 minutes of the final stage, in a move with great pass exchange. At the conclusion of the play, Ignacio Fernández opened on the right for Suárez and received back at the entrance of the small area to let his team very close to the decision for the second year running.
At the end of the match, there was a lot of complaints from Boca players with Raphael Claus, for the penalty kicked at the beginning of the game and the expulsion of Capaldo, in the second half additions, also defined after consulting the images.
Those who survive the second leg of the match will advance to the final, which will be held in a single game in Santiago, Chile, on November 23rd. Grêmio and Flamengo will start competing for another spot in the decisive match on Wednesday night (2) at the Grêmio Arena in Porto Alegre.
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