Boca Juniors lost to Independiente in Avellaneda and could not get close to qualifying positions for the next Copa Libertadores. Carlos Benavídez was the author of the only goal for Rojo, which became one of the two chances he had in the first half. At that stage, the Xeneize left a very good image. He had several clear dangerous situations, but it was not fine at the time of specifying them. It is worth remembering that Sebastián Battaglia for this meeting He had modified seven players from the last game against Sarmiento Junín in the Bombonera. Despite this, the team was not out of tune yet at a disadvantage.
But everything changed in the plugin. Boca Juniors was more nervous and Independiente took advantage of it. The local team closed well and with counterattacks was taking Xeneize out of the game. Battaglia appealed for changes quickly, even the five he performed at the Libertadores de América stadium were with footballers he had taken out to give them rest (Cardona, Vázquez, Fabra, Villa and Ramírez).
The first two were at 16 minutes when he arranged the exits of Agustín Almendra and Cristian Pavon. Just Kichán was one of the protagonists when reacting with fury in the bank of the alternates. The forward, after greeting the coach, hit the ceiling several times relay sector and then flipped a couple of bottles to the playing field. One of them even had to be picked up by his partner Fabra, while the last one ended up splashing Carlos Zambrano.
A Peruvian man, who was by his side, He asked him to calm down and before the response of the Cordovan, he stood up and there was a discussion that did not pass to adults due to the rapid intervention of his companions. In the images that were captured by the cameras of ESPN it could also be seen that Zambrano and Pavón they continued arguing from a distance, although they closed it with a handshake.
Carlos Izquierdoz was the other great protagonist of Boca Juniors who exposed the general nervousness in Avellaneda. Captain he couldn’t control himself when Alan Velazco kicked him a ball away and elbowed him at the level of the stomach. The referee Pablo Echavarría He admonished him first, but after all the Independiente footballers reproached him, he went back and showed him the direct red to central defender. Surely, the judge, who did not have a good job and at times the game got out of hand, confused the card and corrected it in time.