1-0: The beardless Anselmino, Boca's unexpected hero against the modest Trinidense

1-0: The beardless Anselmino, Boca’s unexpected hero against the modest Trinidense

He has presence defending, but also attacking. At just 18 years old and in his ninth game in the First Division, the youth Aaron Anselmino He already shows enough to be a defender of Mouth. In La Bombonera he is capable of jumping high and scoring a scoring header to unlock a match that he initially imagined was accessible.

Nobody in Boca imagined that the story with the modest Sportivo Trinidense of Paraguay would only finish with a 1-0 victory. But that’s how it was. And he won because of that offensive adventure of the central marker, born in La Pampa and arriving at the club at the age of 7. In this way, Boca directs its situation in the South American Cupto. He needed the three points to give value to the 0-0 rescued at the merciless altitude of Potosí, in the first chapter.

Diego Martínez decided to save a large majority of starters for the two challenges ahead in the League Cup: on Friday he will complete the 63 minutes of the suspended match against Estudiantes and on Tuesday he will receive the dangerous Godoy Cruz. In this local competition they cannot fail or afford to be left out of the playoffs, as happened in the previous edition. That’s why several young people played on this Sudamericana night.

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With an encore formation, Boca did not flow as it had shown in the last games with the main team and it became difficult for them to generate multiple clear situations. Trinidense made an effort, never stopped running and closing spaces. As time progressed, the xeneize coach made modifications and sent several starters to the field. Inside the two lateral markers, keys in the external game: Luis Advíncula and Lautaro Blanco. Inside is a midfielder, Kevin Zenón, vital in the internal game and in the explosion. In addition, Darío Benedetto to put together a triple 9 with Edinson Cavani and Miguel Merentiel.

Edinson Cavani was left without a goal in the match against Trinidense

Edinson Cavani was left without a goal in the match against Trinidense

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So Boca grew and found the goal with a nice cross from an admitted player, Blanco, and with that header from Anselmino. Immediately, to balance, Martínez put Equi Fernández in for Cavani. Anselmino’s muscle injury was not in the plans. There were no more changes and the Xeneizes played the final 10 minutes with one less man. There were defensive scares and even a penalty that Trinidense claimed and that was not sanctioned at the request of the VAR.

Boca resisted and celebrated a much harder victory than everyone imagined. This is stated in Group D with 4 points. Of course it is not the same as the Libertadores, but it is also worth dreaming about the Sudamericana.

DATA SHEET

1 – Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Nicolás Figal (m.59, Luis Advíncula), Aaron Anselmino, Nicolás Valentini, Marcelo Saracchi (m.59, Lautaro Blanco); Jabes Saralegui, Mauricio Benítez, Pol Fernández (d.67, Darío Benedetto); Vicente Taborda (m.59, Kevin Zenón); Miguel Merentiel and Edinson Cavani (d.67, Ezequiel Fernández).
0 – Sportivo Trinidense: Victor Samudio; Armando Ruíz Díaz, César Benítez, Juan Vera, Wildo Alonso; Pedro Del Valle (m.55, Joel Román), Luis De la Cruz (m.71, Óscar Giménez), Marcos Riveros (m.45, Jorge Jara), Brian Andrada (m.71, Tomás Rayer); Juan Salcedo and Fernando Romero (m.62, Alan Pereira).
Goal: 1-0, Aaron Anselmino (m. 71)
Referee: Uruguayan Gustavo Tejera admonished César Benítez, Luis De la Cruz, Marcos Riveros, Óscar Giménez and Joel Román.
Incidents: match valid for the second day of Group D of the Copa Sudamericana played at the Alberto J. Armando ‘La Bombonera’ Stadium, in the city of Buenos Aires.



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