Copa Argentina: Boca eliminate Olimpo in an epic penalty shootout, and Belgrano go out to Central

There were two matches in the Copa Argentina on Tuesday, meaning the quarter-final lineup is now almost complete (the remaining tie, between Barracas Central and San Lorenzo, has been postponed for a second time due to security concerns, and rescheduled for next week). In the earlier match, top flight Belgrano de Córdoba were well beaten, 2-1 by Rosario Central of Nacional B, and later on Boca Juniors played Olimpo in Catamarca and, after being held 1-1, came through an epic penalty shootout, which they won 11-10. You can see all the goals – and those penalties – right here.

Rosario Central 2 – 1 Belgrano de Córdoba

Olimpo 1 – 1 Boca Juniors (Boca win 11-10 on penalties)

Tuesday’s two victors will meet in one of the quarter-finals. The other last eight clashes will be Atlético Tucumán v Racing, Deportivo Merlo v Tigre, and one of Barracas Central or San Lorenzo against River Plate.

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