River Plate added their fourth Copa Libertadores after winning the Superclásico against Boca in the Bernabeu. The Gallardo started again on the scoreboard, but managed to turn the score to be crowned as South American kings in overtime. These are the keys to the triumph of the millionaire team.
It was the big surprise in the starting team of Gallardo, who chose to strengthen the midfield and play with four backs and a single point, and did not disappoint. Moving from the band in, he pulled the team for several minutes and the tie was invented, giving the goal to Pratto after a large slalom and a wall with Exequiel Palacios. It comes out heavily reinforced after the final.
Boca scored a little before the break, but Gallardo knew how to react. The & quot; Doll & # 39; took Quintero by Ponzio, making himself definitely in control of the ball to begin the siege of Andrada's goal. Guillermo, on the other hand, opted for a change from "9", removing Benedetto, the best of Boca with Nández, by Wanchope Ábila when it seemed that Pipa still had gas. Five minutes later, Pratto's draw came. The game left the feeling that Gallardo was more to the game than Guillermo.
Guillermo returned to trust his trident in the half formed by Wilmar Barrios, Nahitan Nández and Pablo Perez, but did not leave as expected. The Colombian ended up being sent off as the overtime began and he defeated his team for an avoidable action. The captain ended with discomfort and replaced by Gago, who broke again and left the team with nine men, and the Uruguayan was the best on the lawn, with a claw and leaving to memory the assistance to Benedetto.
The quintero factor
The Colombian came back from the bank, but he was very clear about what to do: move between the lines, look for filtered passages behind the backs of the midfielders and, above all, try as fast as you can. Quintero sent two for the crossbar, but the third hit the peloton, releasing delirium in the middle of the stadium and ripping the cry in the other half. Your MVP was more than deserved. He completely changed the course of the game and wrote his name with golden letters in the history of River Plate.
The vigor of the river
A key fact in the great final of the Libertadores was that River has only 11 minutes ahead on the scoreboard between the first match and the second leg. In La Bombonera they had to row against the tide after the goal by Wanchope Abila and Benedetto by 2 to 1, getting the final by 2 to 2, but also in the Bernabeu they had to overcome Boca's goal, again from Pipa, until to get ahead for the first time in the draw with the goal of Quintero, already in minute 109.
It should be noted the great behavior of both hobbies, with warmth and good atmosphere hours before the game for the celebration of the river. The black point of the final, yes, were the thousands of millionaire fans who could not see this historic encounter live, also having entry to the Monumental., because of a minority group of brainless people. River won despite not having the location, but only some managed to see him raise the fourth Libertadores.