10/04/2021 at 1:32 AM CEST
Buenos Aires, Oct 3 (.) .- Forward Julián Álvarez allowed River Plate to achieve the 2-1 victory against Boca Juniors in the superclassic played at the Monumental Stadium before his public, on a day that marked the return of the supporters to Argentine soccer stadiums.
The international youth Julián Álvarez, recently summoned to the Argentine team for the triple elimination round to Qatar 2022, had a brilliant performance and scored both goals for the ‘Millionaire’ who, thanks to this victory, was the only leader of the tournament with 30 points , one more than Talleres de Córdoba, which this Monday will visit Defense and Justice at the end of this fourteenth day.
The event that conditioned the match was the early expulsion of visiting defender Marcos Rojo in the 15th minute of the game after receiving two yellow cards and the consequent red in two situations almost in a row.
This 2-1 victory – Peruvian Carlos Zambrano discounted the final for the visit – marked the fourth consecutive victory for Marcelo Gallardo’s team and the ninth of the championship, while for Sebastián Battaglia this was the first setback in nine presentations where he accumulated five victories, two draws and a joy for penalties in the Argentine Cup.
For Boca Juniors, this defeat means being relegated by 21 points in the fight for the championship in the absence of eleven days to go to the end of the tournament.
Without the guaranteed classification for the Copa Libertadores, Boca’s big bet in the final stretch of the year will be to achieve the Copa Argentina, which has him in the semifinals two steps away from obtaining that title and the passport to the maximum international competition next year.
With this victory River also cut a streak of four superclassics without victories against Boca, which had included the eliminations in the Diego Maradona and Argentina Cups, both on penalties, for a general record that remained with 77 victories for the ‘Xeneize’, 70 for the ‘Millionaire’ and 65 draws in 212 matches.
Likewise, the statistics showed that River had not beaten Boca at home by local tournament since 2010.
In this way, the River audience, who had a capacity of 50% of the stadium (36,014 spectators) had an afternoon of reunion with their ideal team with a superclassic victory against their eternal rival and reach the top of the classification.
Talleres de Córdoba will be able to regain first place this Monday if it manages to defeat Defensa y Justicia as a visitor, while Lanús is third with 26 points after the 2-1 victory on Friday against Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero.
In the last Sunday match, Estudiantes de La Plata (24 points) will seek to climb the podium when visiting a needy Racing Club (18 points), while on Monday Colón and Banfield will also meet.
In other results of this fourteenth day, Vélez drew 3-3 with Independiente, Atlético Tucumán and San Lorenzo equalized without goals, in the same result that Platense registered against Patronato; Furthermore, Huracán beat Arsenal de Sarandí 1-0 and Godoy Cruz and Newell’s Old Boys drew two goals per side. .
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