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BUENOS AIRES -- There's a saying that it doesn't matter if you play well or poorly in Superclásicos, you have to just win them, and it looks like River took to the pitch with this well in mind in their attempt to win, not only a decisive match, but the entire semifinal round of the Copa Sudamericana. The thought being: when you don't have the skill and your legs don't respond, it's your heart that does the pushing.
For the return leg at the Monumental, the Millionarios put a little bit of each...
BUENOS AIRES -- ESPN analysts answered five questions about what the scoreless draw between Boca Juniors and River Plate in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana semifinals means.
1) Who benefits most with the 0-0 in the Bombonera?
Nicolás Baier: The team that benefits most with the 0-0 in the Bombonera is Boca. River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo bragged in the lead up to the match that his teams always score in the Copa, and in the first leg they didn't have a shot on goal. In the Monumental,...
Before Thursday night's Boca Juniors-River Plate Copa Sudamericana first-leg semifinal, a goalless draw was an option looked upon favorably. However, the poor quality of play can't allow Boca to enjoy the result. It would be a different story if River goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero had stood out in the 0-0 draw, but he was far from capturing the limelight -- not exactly because he didn't play well, but simply because he wasn't constantly threatened in River's penalty box.
Boca head coach Rodolfo...
BUENOS AIRES -- There comes a time when your legs have no more to give, and you have to use your head. Because when your brain gives orders, your body reluctantly obeys. In sum, you have to adapt to stay alive. It's an equation as obvious as it is inevitable.
Because of the constant string of recent matches, River didn't take the pitch in the first leg of this Copa Sudamericana semifinal Superclásico as heavily favored as they have been in the league. That's why head coach Marcelo Gallardo didn't...