Not bad of a showing for Velez. See how El Verde Paisa does in the next round.
I was hoping for Gimenez to score for Cruz Azul and they were doing well till the goalie went out for that ball. Hopefully they'll toughen up and come up strong next round in Paraguay.
Furia is right. The FMF has been trying to highlight recent changes with the new "Liga de Primera". If Cruz Azul bows out next game, I wonder what the FMF will say? It is an embarrassment, especially because Mexico is an invited team. I just wonder how much tv rights play into this.
Boca Juniors vs Union Espanola
Stadium: La Bombonera
Final score: 2-1
-Pretty sloppy overall.
-Poor close control (except for JRR of course)
-Santiago Silva is so freaking beastly!!! That header was deserved since he was not only the best up front (Cvitanich was out of it today) but he defended well in set pieces. Strange being that he is a mini bulldog but has aerials obviously... dat header!!!
-Didn't like that it took a JRR golazo to get our team fired up. We looked asleep for the first 20 some odd minutes and that is unacceptable at this level.
-Barely pulled it off. We'll have to be more disciplined at the back and not give up easy breakaways like we did today. Otherwise, glad we pulled away with an advantage going off to Chile.
Shame about Cruz Azul, Nolan. Better luck next year bro.
As for the game today Boca kicked ass!!!!!!
Orion is the complete keeper, arguably the best in Argentina. His saves today were top shelf, and he even saved the penalty kick given up by Insurralde (surprise) but no one covered the deflection and they tucked away the rebound.
Riquelme was just a genius. 1 goal, 2 assists + MoM