Boca reached the top of the championship tonight by beating bottom side Lanús 1-0 as a visitor with one minute remaining with another conquest by Darío Benedetto for the “xeneize” triumph like last Sunday’s no less than in the “superclásico” over River, eight dates from the end of the contest,
Boca played with the prospect of reaching the leadership of the championship, at least until tomorrow the leader Atlético Tucumán receives Talleres, from Córdoba, in the closing of the 19th. date.
And he did it after the immeasurable clean and jerk that caused him to win the superclásico over River just three days ago and before the last of this contest and the Annual Table.
That is why the table was set to continue advancing in a week that could be perfect, although the tight schedule of three games in seven days has forced the strengthened coach Hugo Ibarra to make five changes regarding the victory against the riverplatenses, including among them the author from 1 to 0, Darío Benedetto, replaced by Luis Vázquez.
However, the roles from the start of the match were reversed, because it was the last one who came out to take his rival ahead with the scarce resources that Frank Darío Kudelka’s team has but with a commendable self-respect.
And in that future of the game, the locals, who exerted a high pressure much celebrated by the crowd that accompanied him at the Néstor Díaz Pérez stadium, also managed to take over half of the field through the good work of the Uruguayan central midfielder Luciano Boggio, former Sporting Defender, 23 years old.
Without his goal scorer José Sand from the start, since he was preserved for next weekend’s southern classic at Banfield’s court, but with a Franco Troyansky who was pure dedication, Lanús went over his former goalkeeper, Agustín Rossi, who had to take a couple of romps to finish that first period unscathed.
Warned of this Ibarra played some springs for the second period, especially in the middle of the court, where he felt the departure of Alan Varela for an inexpressive Esteban Rolón who left his place to one of the figures of the superclásico.
But also another of the highlights against River such as Martín Payero entered for gold player of little expressiveness like Juan Ramírez, with the added value of having emerged in Banfield and played several classics against the “maroon” like the one on the next date.
Of course, this is a solution to part of the problem that Boca had with the variants, but not the complete solution.
To get it, it was necessary to reach the opposite goal and uneven, something that neither the newly injured Norberto Briasco (he came on after six minutes of the complement for Luca Langoni) nor the little participative Luis Vázquez seemed to be even close to achieving.
Then Ibarra appealed to a player who, when the goal is opened, is surrounded by an aura that can give him a victory without doing too much to reach it.
And this happened when averaging the complement Darío Benedetto jumped onto the field of play for Vázquez and without intervening much more than his replacement, he was where he had to be a minute from the end to celebrate the winning goal with his left foot, the fifth consecutive 1-0 for this team “xeneize from Ibarra.
A victory that ended up catapulting him to the top of the championship, something no less when it comes to Boca and those who fight closely, for example the aforementioned Atlético Tucumán and Gimnasia, do not yet know what it means to consecrate themselves in the first division.
And another example of how “angelic” Boca is these days was the goal play, which started with a precise pass from Varela for Frank Fabra’s rise, which eluded Matías Pérez and enabled Benedetto to push it to the network, only in the small area.
Now Boca will receive Huracán, another one who fights above, for the twentieth date.