There was a moment of great tension in Boca’s substitute bench, in the 1-0 defeat against Independiente. Carlos Zambrano reacted against Cristian Pavón and his companions had to intercede so that the situation did not pass to greater.
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At 15 minutes into the second half, Pavón was replaced by Luiz Vázquez. Angry about the change Kichán threw a bottle on the floor and wet the defender of the Peruvian team, who did not like this at all and let him know. At one point they even almost finished the pineapples.
But everything calmed down. It was a “Fever” of the moment. In fact, seconds later Zambrano got up, He shook hands with Pavón and they hugged.
Boca lost to Independiente and wasted a good chance to consolidate in the Libertadores zone
Independent recovered in a key game, high voltage, nothing less than before Boca. The Red won by 1 to 0, with a goal from Carlos Benavidez, and took a fundamental step in the fight for the Cup table.
Xeneize, which ended with ten players due to the expulsion of Carlos Izquierdoz 35 minutes into the second half, for an elbow against Alan Velasco, saved several headlines and paid dearly.
Independiente and Boca met in Avellaneda, on date 22 of the Professional League. (Photos: Independent Press)
Independiente-Boca, the race to enter international competitions
Xeneize occupies a place in the playoff zone for the next edition of the Copa Libertadores. With the defeat against Red, he missed the opportunity to beat Talleres de Córdoba (60 points, two more than Boca in the annual table) to get into the direct classification zone for the groups instance.
It should be noted that Boca also has another way to enter the continental contest: win the Argentina Cup. Sebatián Battaglia’s team is a finalist in this competition and awaits a rival, who will come out of the cross between Workshops and Godoy Cruz.
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Independent, meanwhile, It is located in the South American Cup area, although he does not lose hope of getting a place in the Libertadores playoff zone.
For this to happen, Boca or Talleres should win the Argentine Cup and enable a new quota for the league, which would be played between Rojo (54 points in the general table), Estudiantes (57) and Lanús (54).