Take a breath after their early eliminations in the Libertadores and Argentina cups
Independiente defeated Racing Club 0-2 away
A goal from Venezuelan Salomón Rondón and another from Argentine Enzo Díaz were enough this Sunday for River Plate will win the soccer superclassic in this country with a 0-2 victory over Boca Juniors in the middle of the Bombonera stadium.
The most anticipated match of the seventh day of the Professional League Cup allowed River Plate to reach second place in Zone 1just one point behind the Independent leader.
Boca Juniors preserved several of its starting players today with a view to the second leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinals with Palmeiras, next Thursday at the Allianz Parque Stadium in São Paulo.
Both teams tied 0-0 at La Bombonera.
River had in the Uruguayan Nicolás De la Cruz to his best player in a close match.
Pérez created the first before the end of the first half with a shot that deflected off the Venezuelan Rondón and dislocated goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
Boca moved its bench to put three starters: Cristian Medina, Ezequiel Fernández and Valentín Barco.
River responded with rotated with Rodrigo Aliendro and Facundo Colirioplayer trained in the Boca quarry.
The Uruguayan Edinson Cavani also entered the field and could have established the tie with an acrobatic maneuver that was canceled due to an advanced position.
With Boca fully played on the attacking front, A counterattack led in the 96th minute by Esequiel Barco ended with a pass to Facundo Colidio, whose shot was halfway stopped by Romero, but the rebound fell into the boots of Enzo Díaz who pushed the ball into the back of the unguarded goal.
With this 0-2, River takes a breath after their early eliminations in the Libertadores and Argentina cups, plus the criticism of coach Martín Demichelis for the management of the squad.
Boca will have to assimilate the blow so as not to arrive injured to the crucial Copa Libertadores match with Palmeiras.
This Sunday, also, Three other classics were played that ended without goals and with draws with distribution of points: Colón with Unión in the Santa Fe duel, Estudiantes against Gimnasia in the La Plata derby and Talleres against Belgrano in the Córdoba derby.
The seventh day Friday began with another 0-0 between Tigre and Vélezand continued on Saturday with Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Defensa y Justicia, as well as San Lorenzo’s 1-1 victory over Huracán, and Rosario Central’s 1-0 victory over Newell’s Old Boys.
Besides, Independiente defeated Racing Club 0-2 away In the Avellaneda and Banfield classic they won 1-0 against Lanús.
This Monday the date will be completed with four games. The one from Platense with Argentinos stands out, as well as Barracas-Sarmiento, Godoy Cruz-Instituto and Atlético Tucumán-Central Córdoba.