Thursday, March 12, 2015

Loca Boca

I really, really love this stadium. “La Bombonera”, home of Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires. This Wednesday night it was sold out and a special atmosphere laid above the historic ground. And you could tell that both, fans and players, were feeling it.

Midfielder Marcelo Meli was the man of the first half in this game between Boca Juniors and Zamora. It took him just 37 minutes to collect a goal and two assists to practically decide the game and help the hosts stay perfect with three wins out of three games. Eight minutes in, Meli scored the first goal himself. Some people were not done celebrating yet, when Nicolas Lodeiro added to the lead by finishing off a beautiful combination for his first goal for the club. The Argentinians were in control at all times, Federico Carrizo made it count by adding a third. Halftime: 3-0. Home crowd: Happy.

In the second 45 minutes, one man was finally rewarded for his tireless work rate up front. Pablo Osvaldo (picture below on the left) with a tap-in (69’), and a penalty after being fouled himself (82’) made sure that Zamora did not come anywhere close to having a chance in this game. 5-0 was the end result, but Osvaldo should have had a hat trick. A good goal was taken away from him due to a wrong offside decision. Despite that, a lot of happy people in blue and green celebrated another win and the continuously good start to the new season.


Below you find the video highlights of the game.

Since the Montevideo Wanderers beat Palestino 1-0, the table in group 5 looks as follows: Boca Juniors lead the way with 9 points followed by Wanderers with 6. Palestino have 3, while things are not looking too bright for Zamora in fourth, still with zero points.


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