River Plate beat Boca Juniors, win Mexico ‘Superclásico’
River Plate won the ‘Superclásico’ after beating Boca Juniors on penalties (4-2) yesterday in a friendly held at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.
River’s Cristian Ledesma scored the winning penalty after a lacklustre 90 minutes that ended in a 1-1 tie.
In the minute 36 of the game, Diego Villalva opened the scoring, giving River a 1-0 advantage over its old rival. But Boca’s Claudio Riaño managed to level things up in the minute 24 of the second half.
After the draw, penalties gave River the victory, with Vangioni, Lanzini, Ferreyra and Ledesma hitting the net, while Boca finished defeated after Claudio Pérez and Forlín failed to score.
River Plate: Marcelo Barovero; Gabriel Mercado, Germán Pezzella, Ramiro Funes Mori y Leonel Vangioni; Carlos Carbonero, Cristian Ledesma, Ariel Rojas; Manuel Lanzini; Daniel Villalva y Giovanni Simeone. Head Coach: Gustavo Zapata.
Boca Juniors: Emmanuel Trípodi; Hernán Grana, Daniel Díaz, Juan Forlín y Emanuel Insúa; Andrés Cubas, Federico Bravo, Juan Sánchez Miño y Gonzalo Escalante; Emmanuel Gigliotti y Claudio Riaño. Head Coach: Carlos Bianchi.
Stadium: Azteca (Mexico City)
Referee: Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán (Mexico)