Copa Libertadores final, first leg: Boca Juniors held by Corinthians

Wednesday saw the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between six-time winners Boca Juniors and Brazilian giants Corinthians, hoping to secure their first win in the competition. With Boca more comfortable for most of the match, and largely restricting Corinthians to long-range shots, the hosts took the lead with just over fifteen minutes to go through Facundo Roncaglia. With eight minutes to go, though, young starlet Romarinho (not Romário’s son) came off the bench, and just two minutes later, with his first touch of the entire Copa Libertadores campaign, he grabbed an equaliser which meant the game ended 1-1 and leaves the tie on a knife edge ahead of next Wednesday’s return leg. Highlights? Step this way…

Copa Libertadores 2012, final first leg

Boca Juniors 1 – 1 Corinthians (BRA)

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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Cube Goal and anyone else who'll pay him. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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