River Won The Superclásico In Mar del Plata Marcelo Gallardo’s team was very superior to Boca Juniors and deservedly won by 1-0, although the difference could have been wider.

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During the first minutes, River marled its superiority on the field. After a corner shot badly executed by Boca, Gonzalo Martínez created a good individual play and set up Nacho Fernández, who opened for Scocco. The forward returned him the ball so that he would kick it low from the right, but the rival defense anticipated Rafael Borré when he was about to define.

Then, the Colombian player was not able to gain position within the area, but his rematch would arrive shortly. Boca barely made some isolated kicks that went far from Germán Lux’s goal. River had the chance once again with Borré, who scored a goal but it was annulled due to a clear offside.

When the first half was about to end, Borré got inspired: individual play, a pass with Scocco and a perfect definition into Agustín Rossi’s first post. Thus, El Millonario ended the first half with superiority.

During the second half, this superiority was even more notorious. River had many situations to score the second goal, but it did not neglect its defense. Boca, like in the first half, almost did not reach German Lux’s goal.

Nacho Scocco had an opportunity, but the kick passed above the crossbar. Then, Pity almost scored another one from a free kick, and Scocco had an incredible opportunity: after a great play from Martínez, the ball was behind him inside the area, and Rossi reacted quickly to avoid a second goal. In the last one, Pity Martínez almost scored an Olympic goal from the right, buy the rival goalkeeper blocked it near the second post.

In this way, River ended the preseason with a smile after all the efforts in USA. Now, it focuses on the Superliga, for which it will visit Huracán next Sunday.



RIVER PLATE: Germán Lux; Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Javier Pinola, Marcelo Saracchi; Leonardo Ponzio (C); Enzo Pérez, Ignacio Fernández, Gonzalo Martínez; Rafael Borré and Ignacio Scocco. COACH: Marcelo Gallardo.

Substitutes: Franco Petroli, Jonatan Maidana, Milton Casco, Iván Rossi, Ariel Rojas, Nicolás De La Cruz and Carlos Auzqui.

Substitutions: Rojas for Pérez, Auzqui for Scocco, De La Cruz for Borré.


BOCA JUNIORS: Agustín Rossi; Gino Peruzzi, Paolo Goltz, Lisandro Magallán, Emmanuel Mas; Julio Buffarini, Julián Chicco, Nahitan Nández; Cristian Espinoza, Carlos Tevez (C) and Cristian Pavón. COACH: Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

Substitutes: Guillermo Sara, Santiago Vergini, Sebastián Pérez, Gonzalo Maroni, Ramón Ábila, Walter Bou and Oscar Benítez.

Substitutions: Ábila for Chicco, Maroni for Espinoza.

Goal: Borré (RP).

Booked: Martínez, Montiel (RP); Buffarini, Mas, Pavón, Nández (BJ).

Sent-off: Buffarini (BJ).

Referee: Facundo Tello.

Assistant Referees: Sergio Viola and Javier Uziga.

Fourth Official: Nicolás Lamolina.