River Plate have beaten Boca Juniors in a competitive match for the first time in over three years, with a 1-0 win in El Monumental on Tuesday. Former Boca defender Jonatan Maidana scored the only goal of a game River dominated, and in which Boca star Juan Román Riquelme was non-existent in the first half before being taken off at the break. Boca coach Claudio Borghi might well not be manager very much longer now. I’ll post all the round fourteen scores, and a longer highlights video, after having some food and a couple of drinks, but for now here’s the goal.
River Plate 1 – 0 Boca Juniors, 16th November 2010
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I like the movement in the box from River on that corner kick. I wish Newell’s would be more active on their set pieces. A good win for River, nah, a grand victory, with the winning goal coming from a former Boca player, and Boca’s “savior” unable to perform like the “chick with three tits” his coach had described him as…
Perhaps the third breast gets in the way?
All I can say is that every River player must have been overjoyed to see Cappa leave. Heads and shoulders above a Boca squad that for the umpteenth time over the past two years had absolutely no personality whatsoever on the pitch.
I understand that is being reported now that Borghi has resigned. Not a surprise. Who next to do battle with this accursed bunch ?
We saw today what it takes to win a clasico… 110% from fans and players alike. Matias Almeyda at 36 has become an idol. Us River fans were very confused when he came back, but he has proven everyone wrong. Lamela is the next big thing in world football, shame he didn’t score on either of those incredible free kicks.
Maidana got away from his defender followed by a shepherd from a river player that completely freed Maidana to score.
Once Maidana left his original marker he was always going to have a free header, because he attacked the ball while the other Boca defenders just watched it happen. Nobody even jumped.