first he smiled Mouth in Santa Fe. A while later, River celebrated in the Monumental. Who will celebrate on Sunday in the decisive Superclásico that will be played at La Bombonera? It takes a few days to find the answer. Meanwhile, the concrete thing is that xeneizes and millionaires will end up winners and close to the top in the biggest match in Argentine soccer. A more than captivating proposal.
Though River He convinces with his game a little more than Boca, both accumulate seven games without losing, with five wins and two draws. The xeneizes won in their last three presentations; the millionaires, in their last two. All too even in that sense. If they even agree on the concern for injuries, although in that area there is a difference: Boca already knows that it will not have Exequiel Zeballos and Sebastián Villa; River hopes to recover the torn Franco Armani and is concerned about the muscle discomfort that Pablo Solari suffered last night.
Luca Langoni embodies the last electrifying appearance of a youth in Boca. He had started to gain ground after Zeballos’ serious injury and found even more space with a knee problem that left town out until the end of the championship. Langoni had been the hero of the previous win against Atlético Tucumán, entering and converting two goals. Now, in Santa Fe, against Colón, Luca grabbed a rebound and sealed the final 2-1 that all the xeneizes fully enjoyed.
Boca had not played well. He won it with a nice right hand from Norberto Briasco, whose last minutes in Primera had been recorded in November 2021. Later, Colón tied with a penalty converted by Luis “El Pulga” Rodríguez. The santafesinos accumulated merits to win it in the second half, but it appeared Langonithat 20-year-old boy who hides all Boca’s soccer deficits with his goals.
River won 2-0 to Central Barracks. Nicolás De la Cruz opened it with a cross shot after an assist from Lucas Beltrán. The Colombian Miguel Borja secured it at the end with a furious half-turn. Marcelo Gallardo’s team only had a shock in the final 25 minutes, when Bruno Zuculini was sent off.
In any case, River did not flow with the ball. He dominated Barracas Central by the weight of his individual hierarchy, but it was difficult for him to penetrate that defensive wall. For something he just breathed when Borja sentenced the story in the epilogue, in the fourth minute added. He still doesn’t show a convincing performance. The millionaire light, the most regular maintaining a high level, is De la Cruz, changing the rhythm, with display, tireless and talented.
parity between Mouth Y River It is also reflected in the standings: they have 29 points. They are fourth, four units behind the Gimnasia leader (33), although if Atlético Tucumán (32) wins today, they will occupy the top alone, six steps higher than the two giants of the Argentine league. The third is Hurricane (31). Below xeneizes and millionaires are Racing and Godoy Cruz with 28, Argentinos with 27, Platense with 26 and San Lorenzo and Patronato with 24.
Beyond the triumphs of Mouth and of River, during Sunday there were two more matches: Patronato 0 – Unión 0 and Platense 0 – Estudiantes 0. Matchday 17 of the Argentine league will be completed today: Atlético Tucumán – Banfield, Defensa y Justicia – San Lorenzo and Godoy Cruz – Arsenal. Less and less is missing for next weekend, for date 18, for that Superclásico that will mark Boca and River. And also to the championship.