Torneos de Verano: River Plate 1 – 1 Boca Juniors – the goals

River Plate and Boca Juniors drew 1-1 in the last clásico of the Torneos de Verano on Sunday night, after which a penalty shootout decided that the Copa Revancha went to River, who won the penalties 3-2. You can watch both goals and the shootout right here. Lucas Viatri headed Boca into the lead after... Continue Reading →

Boca get a helping hand

The third round of the Torneo Apertura 2009 has been written in zeros, ones and twos so far, with Boca Juniors getting a second home draw of the season, 1-1 against Newell's Old Boys, to add to the 0-0, 2-2 and 2-0 scorelines seen in the first five matches of the round. Lucas Viatri opened... Continue Reading →

A breathtaking win for Boca

The AFA's incompetence in organising a playoff system that might have either rendered the final match meaningless, or ensured that one team would go into it without any motivation to win, has been papered over by Boca Juniors, who on Saturday evening beat San Lorenzo de Almagro 3-1 in Racing's stadium. One (very) depressing point: one... Continue Reading →

To the last day!

The Argentine title race is closer than it's ever been. Two years ago, Boca Juniors lost their last two matches to set up a playoff - the first ever - against Estudiantes which the La Plata side won. On Sunday this weekend, Boca drew away to Gimnasia La Plata, at the same time as Tigre... Continue Reading →

Boca lead

With three matches remaining, Boca Juniors have taken the summit of the Torneo Apertura 2008 thanks to a 2-1 win in spite of Juan Román Riquelme having a penalty saved away to San Martín de Tucumán. Combined with Tigre's 3-1 loss to Estudiantes in La Plata, the result was enough to send Boca top - but just... Continue Reading →

Palermo’s heir?

Lucas Viatri had hardly had a sniff of anything in the superclásico, but popped up in the 60th minute to decide the match all the same in a manner the great Martín Palermo, looking on, would have been proud of. The goal came after Boca had been reduced to ten men through the sending-off of... Continue Reading →

Boca take the Recopa

Martín Palermo's out for a while, but Boca Juniors provided themselves with a morale boost in the wake of a traumatic few days following their hero's injury. After Palermo's record-equalling goal set them on their way to a first-leg victory in Sarandí, it was back to La Bombonera for the second leg of the Recopa Sudamericana,... Continue Reading →

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