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Superclásico: Boca beats River 3-2 in the confrontation for the place to the semifinals of the League Cup

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Superclásico: Boca beats River 3-2 in the confrontation for the place to the semifinals of the League Cup

River Plate y Boca Juniorsthe two giants of soccer in Argentina, face each other in the playoffs of the League Cup, at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium in Córdoba, in what will be an early final. The teams equal 1 to 1 at the end of the first half of an attractive match that they will play this afternoon, within the framework of the quarterfinals of the 2024 Professional League Cup.

River had a frenetic start, in which he dominated and found the advantage early. However, as the minutes passed he lost intensity in his game and Boca, with drive, cornered him until they reached equality at the close of the first act.

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9 minutes into the match, Miguel Borja opened the scoring in favor of River. Defender Paulo Díaz anticipated an attack by Boca and from there, the lethal counterattack by Millonario was born that ended with the Colombian scorer scoring.

However, almost at the end of the first half, Miguel Merentiel achieved equality after a run by Luis Advíncula, who beat Aliendro in the race and launched a cross behind. Almost from the penalty spot, the Uruguayan appeared to convert the tie.

Just started the second half, a mistake by Cristian Lema had given the advantage again to River. However, after reviewing the VAR, the judge annulled the goal against considering that the ball did not enter in its entirety.

At 17 minutes into the second section, Edinson Cavani gives the victory to Xeneize in the classic. Added to this, Merentielat 21 minutes of the complement, scored again and settled the story in favor of Boca.

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River and Boca define the last place for the semifinals of the League Cup, where the winner of the crossing awaits Estudiantes de La Plata, who defeated Barracas Central yesterday. The other semifinal will be between Vélez Sarsfield and Argentinos Juniors.

River and Boca fans filled the stands of the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium and they starred in a shocking welcome upon the return of both audiences in a Superclásico. With the departure of both teams together, the stadium erupted and the weather reached its peak in Córdoba territory, where a duel between Millonario and Xeneize once again has supporters from both teams.

Martin Demicheliscoach of the Núñez team, had two doubts in the formation of the team, they were about the figures of the defender Paulo Diaz and the forward Miguel Borja. The first suffered a knee discomfort in the 3-1 visit against Instituto, while the second suffered from muscle overload in the hamstring of his left leg.

Finally, River’s coaching staff demanded them again, as in the last three days, and considered that they are ready to start the new edition of the Superclásico. Therefore, The team will be practically the same that defeated Gloriaonly the modification of the Colombian scorer will be given instead of Pablo Solari.

For its part, Boca will have two modifications with respect to the victory against Godoy Cruz: the first has to do with the return of Lautaro Blancowho met a suspension date, for Marcelo Saracchi. The second entry will be mandatory, since Christian Medina (scorer of the goal in the last Superclásico) was sent off and his place will be replaced by the youth team Jabes Saraleguiwho already has a start against River.

The history of River and Boca facing the Superclásico

In it record By AFA tournaments, “Xeneize” surpasses “Millonario” in the total number of matches but, by national cups, those from Núñez dominate over those from La Ribera.

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After almost two months since the last match that ended tied at the Monumental stadium, River and Boca meet again in the 263rd edition of the Argentine soccer Superclásico since its first record on August 24, 1913 on the Racing Club field. Avellaneda.

As for the national cups recognized by the AFARiver and Boca faced each other 15 times with a statistic in favor of the River Plate team: 5 wins, 8 draws and only two Boca victories that occurred in the 1946 British Competition and, the most recent, in the 2022 League Cup.

Discriminating the national cups between amauterism and professionalismthe “Millonario” has a minimal advantage of one match over the already mentioned two victories of the “Xeneize”.

As for Professional League Cup Concerning, there were only five confrontations with one win for each side and three draws. The last meeting dates back to February 26 of this year when Demichelis’ River and Diego Martínez’s Boca tied 1 to 1.

For its part, at the general levelthe history speaks of 262 matches with a difference in favor of Boca: 91 victories, 86 for River and 85 draws but, going to the matches played under the orbit of the Argentine Football Association, riverplatenses and boquenses faced each other 229 times with 80 victories for those from La Ribera, 74 equalities and 76 triumphs for those from Núñez.

In the event of a tie in the Superclásico, as in the rest of the League Cup quarterfinal matches, the definition will be from the penalty spot; That is to say, there is no extension. River and Boca starred in five official penalty shootoutsof which four were hand in hand.

02/05/1989: Tournament. Boca 0 (3) – (4) 0 River 10/13/1994: Boca Super Cup 1 (5) – (4) 1 River 06/17/2004: Copa Libertadores. River 2 (4) – (5) 1 Mouth 16/05/2021: League Cup. Mouth 1 (4) – (2) 1 River 08/04/2021: Argentine Cup River 0 (4) – (1) 0 Boca

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Since the beginning of professionalism in 1930, the two most popular clubs in Argentina They saw each other 217 times with 77 wins for Boca, 70 draws and 70 victories for River.

Before the match: the Police seized alcoholic beverages and knives from Boca fans

Today, the Police of the province of Córdoba seized alcoholic beverages, flares and sharp objects at the entrance of Boca fans who will witness the Superclásico this afternoon at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium.

The Córdoba Ministry of Security carries out a series of operations to avoid incidents in the match being held for the quarterfinals of the League Cup between River and Boca.

In one of the controls on the buses of the “Xeneize” fans, who left from La Bombonera, the officers seized alcoholic beverages, scissors, knives of different sizes, pliers, cutters, forks and a chainin addition to pyrotechnic elements such as flares and smoke cans.

The operation was carried out on National Route 8, hours before the duel that will determine which team will enter the semifinals of the contest.

Team formations

River: Franco Armani; Andrew Herrera, Leandro Gonzalez, Paulo Diaz, Enzo Diaz; Rodrigo Aliendro, Rodrigo Villagra; Ignatius Fernandez, Claudio Echeverri; Michael Borja and Facundo Collidio. DT: Martin Demichelis.

Boca: Sergio Romero; Luis Advíncula, Cristian Lema, Marcos Rojo, Lautaro Blanco; Jabes Saralegui, Guillermo Fernández, Ezequiel Fernández, Kevin Zenón; Miguel Merentiel and Edinson Cavani. DT: Diego Martínez.

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