Boca, before the assignment: resisted the demand and won the victory that opens the game for the Copa Libertadores qualification

Boca, before the assignment: resisted the demand and won the victory that opens the game for the Copa Libertadores qualification

Boca, before the assignment: resisted the demand and won the victory that opens the game for the Copa Libertadores qualification

They defeated Always Ready 1-0 at the height of La Paz and returned to fight for a place in the 16-finals; Defines its own group at home, along with Corinthians and Deportivo Kali

Celebration after a penalty by Salvio;  Boca scored three fundamental points for La Paz
Celebration after a penalty by Salvio; Boca scored three fundamental points for La Paz

The situation was alarming. Boca, who was last in the Copa Libertadores group zone, was something abnormalBut that was no longer the reality. Sebastian Battalion’s team urgently needed three points and in addition, they had to score at the height of La Pace, against Always Ready. ი He did it thanks to a non-existent penaltybut what Edward Salvio It was fed with calm.

This was not the next stop. His eyes full of illusions for fifteen years he watched the partial walk of the band of which he was a member and finally saw himself, having already played three games. The meeting was just as crucial as the challenge, due to the 3,600-meter-high altitude that La Paz tested. Even Raul Cascini, under the leadership of Juan Roman Riquelme, a member of the Football Council, from the pre-match statements of the afternoon before the match: He was able to put in the midfield he probably considers the most (the same one who played in Bolivia). “Gradually, the team is playing better.”

Nicolas Figal fights for the ball with Jonathan Borja
Nicolas Figal fights for the ball with Jonathan Borja

It was necessary to maintain the bar (not too high) that left Baraka’s center in a 2-0 victory, an opponent that is – probably – not a measure comparable to international demand. Or maybe go deeper: Xenaiz faced far more danger than a cup match and managed to win in a difficult scenario in order to escape prematurely (at least in part) from the elimination panic.

And something similar happened. Within the analysis we can not miss the huge demand for height, the poor condition of the playing field and, consequently, the speed of the ball. Throughout this context, Boca was able to do “something” that Kaschini noticed (and, of course, the whole council). Especially the associations promoted by the flyers, who entered Alan Varela at No. 5 and arranged “Paul” Fernandez next to him. From them Boca begins to show another way.

The best of the meeting

Even the first period showed the feeling that Boca was the one who was accustomed to playing outside the apartment and that Always Ready first came out at the Hernando Sail Stadium. So, something to save for the visit: Despite the hardships, men dressed in blue and gold always tried to build from below.

Paradoxically, Boca’s joy came from the ball. Or rather, the millimeter pass, which today only Oscar Romero knows how to implement in the starting lineup. Natural talent, of course. In the 32nd minute he had enough time to deliver the ball to Salvio behind the Bolivian central defenders and after a long control, an arbitrage error: the game ended in a clash between striker and goalkeeper Jimenez, but referee Ortega bought it. Whose flight, four minutes later, converted the winning goal from twelve steps to the middle of the arc.

Salvio was once again unbalanced and decisive for Xenise's victory in La Paz
Salvio was once again unbalanced and decisive for Xenise’s victory in La Paz

Always Ready felt the local situation just by flying Crystaldo from a medium distance, which required Ross – he was not physically prepared – who was well positioned to fly and shoot it with his fingertips on the lane. Then the second half was another matter: as Batalia decided his team had to step back a little further to take advantage and gain counterattacks, Chumasero’s experience and Marco Riquelme’s goal weight (they entered the half). Other offensive intentions of the local.

So much so that three minutes after the second half, Boca’s vice-president’s colleague won the back of the figure and hit the ball with his head, which was two inches away from the second post. The most dangerous thing, however, was what happened three minutes later: in an almost small area, defender Rambal kicked the post after a second corner.

Nelson Cabrera could not and Carlos Zambrano won the position in search of the ball
Nelson Cabrera could not and Carlos Zambrano won the position in search of the ball

Boca, with a well-known formula: Just as the fast Sebastian Villa (suspended today) was key to The Strongest’s 1-0 defeat – and at the height of La Paz – in the debut of the last edition, this figure has been fulfilled. Salvio, his air and his jogging. A more orderly and quiet guest stood there.

Due to a 0-0 draw between Deportivo Cali and Corinthians, although the Brazilians’ victory was ideal, they are now in second place, one point ahead of the Colombians and one point ahead of Sao Paulo. And a guaranteed passage to the domestic quarterfinals. Boca was before the “final”, the locals have the last two games ahead and the improvement is starting.

Source: La Nacion

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