Ramiro Funes Mori became the unlikely hero for River Plate as they triumphed 2-1 in today's Superclásico against Boca Juniors, leaving it late to turn with with the head as the Millonarios sealed their first Bombonera victory in 10 years.
The left-back outleaped the entire Boca defence to meet a corner in the dying minutes of the game, steering the ball into the net to give his side a decisive advantage.
Heavy rain throughout the day meant the pitch at Boca's Bombonera home was in a slippery state, and that dampness took its toll on play. Plenty of falls and misplaced passes made for a scrappy match between the two Buenos Aires giants.
A wonderful goal from River Plate youngster Manuel Lanzini gave the visitors the lead over Boca Juniors just after half time, after a first 45 minutes made difficult by adverse weather conditions.
The No. 10 broke through the Boca back-line just before the hour mark to latch on to Teo Gutiérrez's pass, and finished with a delicate chip over goalkeeper Agustín Orión opening up a game that had threatened to go either way previously.
Boca Juniors veteran Juan Román Riquelme had previously come up with a special effort from a dead-ball situation to bring the Xeneize back into the Superclásico, after the hosts had fallen behind to River Plate.
An impeccably placed free kick from the ex-Barcelona and Villarreal man left the derby poised at 1-1 with just over 20 minutes to play, after River struck first in Argentina's biggest football match of the year.
But Funes Mori was on hand to give River the victory they had awaited for so long, in turn sending Ramón Díaz's team joint-second in the Final tournament.
Boca, meanwhile, stay in 12th position with just 12 points from the year so far, heaping further pressure on coach Carlos Bianchi.
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata (32, 25, 526 and 21 streets - La Plata). Tonight and tomorrow, 9.30pm (doors open at 4pm). Tickets: $300 at www.ticketek.com.ar
Metallica, one of the most important rock bands ever, presents two shows (tonight and tomorrow) in La Plata, Buenos Aires province.
The celebrated band brings all the power to South America with an à la carte repertoire. Fans chose between almost 140 songs performed by Metallica in more than 30 years. The band will also play one new song.
Members: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.
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Final tournament — Superderby previewSunday, March 30, 2014
The perfect chance to resurface
Boca Juniors coach Carlos Bianchi.
Boca Juniors and River Plate play today at 6.15pm at La Bombonera
A new Superderby between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played today at 6.15pm at La Bombonera stadium with both teams needing a victory to stay in the fight for the title.
Boca Juniors and River Plate need a victory to keep their chances of fighting for the Final Tournament title alive and will meet today at La Bombonera stadium at 6.15 to play a new Superderby of the Argentine soccer.
The match will be a tough test for both teams, as they are not going through their best moment and the three points would put them close to leader Colón.
There is going to be a huge police deployment with 1,020 officers, although there will be no supporters from the visiting side. The focus will be on Boca’s hooligans.
For the host, it will be a great opportunity to show a new face and leave behind the poor performance against Quilmes in their 0-0 draw last week. Carlos Bianchi’s side will count on its playmaker Juan Román Riquelme, who has played the last four matches after recovering from an injury. Also, forward Juan Manuel Martínez will return to the first team after missing the last round. He will play in the attack with striker Emanuel Gigliotti, the team’s leading goalscorer with two.
The coach did not confirm the team, but it will probably be: Agustín Orion; Hernán Grana, Daniel Díaz, Juan Forlín, Emanuel Insúa; Cris-tian Erbes, Fernando Gago, Juan Sánchez Miño; Riquelme; Martínez and Gigliotti.
Meanwhile, River comes from a 2-0 victory over South American Cup champion Lanús that gave them a morale boost before its match against its arch rival. Ramón Díaz’s team has two more points than Boca and is four behind Colón, which visits Arsenal de Sarandí today at 5.10pm.
It’s been 10 years since the last victory of River at La Bombonera. In that match on May 16 of 2004, Fernando Cavenaghi, then a young striker with European future by then and now captain of the team, gave the victory to the visitors. He will play today in the attack along with Colombia international Teófilo Gutiérrez, who returns to the first team after missing the last round due to an injury.
Also, the team from Núñez accumulates nine games without away victories (four defeats and five draws) and wants to end that negative run against its arch rival.
River will play with: Marcelo Barovero; Gabriel Mercado, Jonatan Maidana, Éder Álvarez Balanta, Ramiro Funes Mori; Carlos Carbonero, Cristian Ledesma, Ariel Rojas, Manuel Lanzini; Gutiérrez and Cavenaghi.
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
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