The eventual loser of the historic Copa Libertadores final between Argentines River Plate and Boca Juniors should lead "a cross for life," assured the former Chilean striker Marcelo Salas, idol of the red band's campus.
A day after the decisive meeting that will paralyze the world of football, the "Matador" pointed out in an interview with Fox Sports that "He that overcometh shall celebrate forever, and he who loses shall bear a cross for life."
"It's the end of the world, because in Argentina you live football like nowhere else", he maintained.
After a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Bombonera two weeks ago, the second part of this historic final will be played at the Monumental stadium, where River will be a local and will have the support of his fans, a detail that for Salas is an unbeatable option " to stay in the history of football. "
As for his former partner and current River coach Marcelo Gallardo, he considered that "He's always been a lot of people and I'm happy for what he's been through.
Salas played in two stages on the River and became one of his greatest legends. Between 1996 and 1998, he won three Argentinean tournaments and the last edition of the Supercopa South American. After leaving for Italian football, the Chilean striker returned to Argentina in 2003 and won a local tournament with the millionaires & # 39 ;, as well as major international campaigns reaching the South American Cup final and the Copa semifinals Liberators.