Boca Juniors resisted the River Plate attack in Buenos Aires on Saturday (2-2) during the fiery "Superclasico" between the two most popular clubs in Argentina, the first leg of the unprecedented Copa Libertadores played at the Bombonera stadium in fury.
In the final return on November 24, the River Plate has the advantage of receiving a historic rival in the same district of La Boca at the monumental stadium. Defeated on Sunday due to heavy rains in the capital of Argentina on Saturday, this final of South America's main club competition, quickly nicknamed "Match of the Century", is the most important meeting played on Argentine ground since the World Cup finals – 1978 Argentina-Netherlands (3-1) .
The Boca Juniors fans' passion was on Saturday again: blue and yellow papelitos in club colors, tiffos, singing, spectators stood, Bombonera stadium staged for 90 minutes.
No supporter of the river was in Bombonera because of the ban on the movement of fans, which is in Argentina for security reasons.
It is probably also these fantastic incentives that gave Boca Extra Souls to hold their tie against the dominant River Team.
Agustin Rossi, goalkeeper Boca Juniors, had a great game to avoid defeat and secured several decisive parries against the Artificers River, whose attack game often leaves defense unbalanced in spite of the suspension of the training. The River Marcelo Gallardo, who saw a meeting on TV.
In the course of the game, as the River dominated the first half hour, Boca Juniors opened the scoring thanks to his striker Ramon Abil (34), who managed to defeat the two-stage goal of the Argentine selection Franco Armani,
The next time the river was offset by the attacker Lucas Pratt (35). In the 45th minute, Benedetto awarded Boca's advantage. Having scored 3 goals in the semifinals, he was a great skill crafter against the Brazilian Palmeiras.
In the second half, the River settled. The real speed was, Pratto had scored twice, but Boca Izquierdoz was just a finger's breadth away from an equalizer.
Coming late in the game, the former Carlos Tevez has almost culminated in a meeting for Boca. In the 89th minute, Benedetta offered a caviar, but the young striker missed a duel against the goalie.
The Plate river is struggling to win the fourth kick of Libertadores and Boca Juniors strives for a seventh crown to match the record winner to another Argentinian club Independiente.