Independiente beat Boca 1-0 on date 22 of the Professional League, added three key points to continue in the race for the cups, with the Libertadores as an illusion, and also, frustrated the Xeneize in that sense.
In the first half, Julio Falcioni’s team managed to take advantage of its best moment and also hold on in the background, based on the inspiration of Sebastián Sosa and the rival’s lack of aim. Sebastián Battaglia’s men tried to start with Cristian Pavón and Alan Varela on the same play, and then with a barely deflected bit of Cristian Medina.
Later, in the passage favorable to the premises, a penalty was requested by hand in the area of Carlos Izquierdoz and from that corner the goal came: at 19 minutes, Alan Velasco threw the center from the right in the second play and Carlos Benavídez He headed a shot at the near post that left Agustín Rossi without a chance. Later, the goalkeeper drowned Juan Insaurralde’s second, but then the visiting gale would arrive.
Agustín Sández and Norberto Briasco starred in deviant definitions, and Sosa was huge before Alan Varela and Eduardo Salvio. And, paradoxically, the second half was very different. Boca could no longer search; nor with the income of Edwin Cardona, Luis Vázquez and Sebastián Villa. To make matters worse, Izquierdoz applied a short elbow to Velasco and won the red from Pablo Echavarría.
But nothing could move the score, nor the final attempts of Xeneize with more heart than football. Thus, the goal of the Libertadores was further away by the route of this contest, while the Red does not go down and, for now, re-enters the South American zone.