Darius "Pipe" Benedetto lands in Buenos Aires to sign for Boca Juniors

Darius "Pipe" Benedetto lands in Buenos Aires to sign for Boca Juniors

01/20/2022 at 16:42


The Argentine striker Dario “Pipa” Benedetto He landed this Thursday at the Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport to close his pass to Boca Juniors, the club where he played between 2016 and 2019.

“Boca always beats me. Now do the review, hopefully everything is fine and we can sign the contract, but the truth is very happy to return to the club,” the 31-year-old footballer told the media.

Surrounded by a group of fans, Benedict He acknowledged that he missed the feeling of playing for Boca Juniors, a team he left after losing the final of the Copa Libertadores in Madrid against his eternal rival, River Plate.

“I was missing a lot, I received a call from Román (Riquelme) in June of last year, I told him that it was not the time, that I had two clubs and Elche was one of them. I wanted to try what it felt like to play in the Spanish League” said the striker.

“I served six months, I did not have the minutes I wanted and I called Roman and told him that I wanted to return to the club and nothing, today, very happy with the decision I made,” he added.

The “Pipe” He admitted feeling “very good”, both physically and mentally. “I always said that if I returned to Boca it would not be to be physically ill and not be able to compete. I am 100% thinking about all the things that the club is playing for, so nothing, I come to compete,” said Benedetto, for whom the Copa Libertadores is the maximum “goal” for Xeneize.

The Argentine striker he left Elche, from the Spanish first division, after having played fourteen games and scoring two goals in 587 minutes.

The best moment of his career was lived, precisely, in Boca Juniors, where he scored a total of 45 goals in 76 games, between the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 seasons.

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