Boca Juniors Need Incredible Comeback after First Leg Loss to River Plate

Boca Juniors were outplayed in the Super clasico game with River Plate in the Copa Liberta dores. This was a surprise outcome considering that Boca Juniors came into the game with hope of reaching the final of the Copa Libertadores but this defeat has made everyone sit up and take notice. The two teams had played out a stubborn goalless draw in the league only in the first week of September. Hence, the expectation was for a dull encounter at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. However, Rafael Borre was able to provide the opener after just seven minutes while Ignacio Fernandez doubled the advantage for the hosts in the second-half.

River Plate are in a very strong position going into the return leg at the Estadio Alberto José Armando. River Plate have two more games before the start of this encounter. These two games in the Copa Argentina and domestic league will try to stretch the team to a maximum. Meanwhile, Boca Juniors have just one game – against Racing Club – before they take on their fierce rivals. The club returned to winning ways in the domestic game againstDefensa y Justicia thanks to an early goal. The likes of Carlos Tevez have not been scoring sufficient goals for Boca Juniors this season, but the team continues to remain at the top of the Superliga table with a four-point advantage over River Plate.

Even now, an incredible comeback from Boca Juniors cannot be ruled out. It will help ease the pain of a defeat suffered in the final of last season. During the 2018 Copa Libertadores, Boca Juniors fell to a 5-3 aggregate defeat against River Plate. Alfaro and his team need to avoid looking for excuses and they have to prevent a team that has looked like being the best in the competition so far.