BUENOS AIRES. Boca Juniors tops River Plate 1-0 after D. Benedetto scored just 1 goal (65′). River Plate was truly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
Boca Juniors remained in players after M. Rojo received a red card in the 90′.
The match was played at the Estadio Alberto José Armando stadium in Buenos Aires. The referee was Darío Herrera who had the assistance of Juan Pablo Belatti and Diego Yamil Bonfá. The 4th official was Yael Falcón Pérez. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 15 degrees Celsius or 58.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 53%.
River Plate had a strong ball possession 61% while Boca Juniors was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
River Plate had a more offensive attitude with 56 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Boca Juniors managed to find the solution to win this match.
Boca Juniors shot 9 times, 1 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, River Plate shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.
Boca Juniors received 6 yellow cards (F. Fabra, M. Rojo, L. Advincula, G. Fernandez, J. Ramirez and L. Vazquez). Talking about the opposition, River Plate received 5 yellow cards (N. De La Cruz, P. Diaz, M. Casco, M. Borja and J. Pinola).
(Boca Juniors) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (90′).
After playing this encounter, Boca Juniors will have 32 points to sit in the 4th place. On the other side, River Plate will stay with 29 points to gain in the 7th place.
In the next match in the Superliga, Boca Juniors will host Vélez Sarsfield on the 1st of October with a 5-4 head to head statistic in favor of Boca Juniors (3 draws).
River Plate will host Talleres Córdoba on the 24th of September with a 4-3 head to head in favor of Talleres Córdoba (0 draws).
Boca Juniors – Formation
Boca Juniors started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Hugo Benjamin Ibarra decided to play with the following team: Agustín Rossi, Luis Advíncula , Jorge Figal , Marcos Rojo , Frank Fabra , Pol Fernández , Alan Varela , Juan Ramírez , Martín Payero , Darío Benedetto and Luca Langoni .
The home team had on the bench: Cristian Medina, Javier García, Nicolás Orsini, Esteban Rolón, Facundo Roncaglia, Aaron Molinas , Marcelo Weigandt, Óscar Romero, Norberto Briasco , Luis Vázquez , Agustín Sández and Carlos Zambrano .
Boca Juniors made 5 changes: L. Langoni for N. Briasco (65′), J. Ramirez for C. Medina (74′), M. Payero for C. Zambrano (74′), D. Benedetto for L. Vazquez (81′) and G. Fernandez for A. Molinas (81′).
Best player: Juan Ramírez
The most impressive player for Boca Juniors was Juan Ramírez even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 21 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.
River Plate – Formation
River Plate started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
Marcelo Daniel Gallardo played with: Franco Armani, Marcelo Herrera , Paulo Díaz , Emanuel Mammana , Javier Pinola , Milton Casco , Nicolás de la Cruz , Juan Quintero , Enzo Pérez , Pablo Solari and Matías Suárez .
They had on the bench: Leandro González Pírez, Agustín Palavecino, Ezequiel Centurión, Elías Gómez, Lucas Beltrán , Santiago Simón, David Martínez, José Paradela, Esequiel Barco , Miguel Borja , Jonathan Maidana and Rodrigo Aliendro .
River Plate could not rely on the presence of A. Palavecino (injured).
River Plate made 5 changes: M. A. Herrera Mansilla Barrios for R. Aliendro (46′), P. Solari for M. Borja (46′), J. Quintero for E. Barco (46′), R. Aliendro for A. Palavecino (70′) and M. Suarez for L. Beltran (70′).
Best player: Paulo Díaz
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for River Plate was Paulo Díaz.
His rating iswith 59 passes (74% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 14 duels out of 19. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Superliga.