Boca achieved an essential victory against Talleres, in a lit Bombonera
Mouth First. The message, so simple, was made clear by the fans, who deserved the 1-0 draw against Talleres more than anyone else. After 10 days where they spent Inexplicable things, and that served to expose the division that exists between the professional team and the Football Council, the fans had no doubt. And they had a prize, thanks to the penalty converted by Marcos Rojo.
pushed by the people, the players calmly started the game against Talleres. The uncertainty about the reception was resolved in the best possible way, with songs of encouragement.
But after 5 minutes the déjà vu arrived. Hand of Rafael Pérez in the area and penalty for Boca. That Darío Benedetto asked for it again (as he had anticipated during the week), but he failed it again: he crashed it against the crossbar. Mouth first. Again. Because the fans did not hesitate for a moment to start shouting even louder for the team, as if that were possible. They made it.
Nevertheless, the team deflated. That new chance wasted by Pipa had a negative impact on those now led by Hugo Ibarra, who presented such a repetitive approach than the one exhibited by Battaglia. Absolutely every offensive attempt was limited to the long ball for the overflow to the left by Villa or Fabra. The right sector was unexplored territory until 25 minutes into the complement, and with Exequiel Zeballos already on the field, the Colombian striker jumped towards that point and Changuito passed to the left. lack of ideas It is something that simplifies the rival’s task too much when it comes to defending. Everything was so predictable that Rojo committed another penalty of his own (but the referee did not sanction it).
The night had started out quiet. The income of Carlos Izquierdoz to the Bombonera was surrounded by the affection of the fans who coincided with him in that area. True to form, he appreciated each gesture of affection with measure.
In sports clothing, the one who until now was team captain and who these days is negotiating his departure from the club with the Football Council, the defender wanted to get closer to see Boca. Marginalized from the list of concentrates, he was located in one of the boxes.
That Open Town Hall that was predicted to be the Xeneize Coliseum this Saturday had its first moment of free expression when the players went out to warm up. They were all applause.
Just a little later, the applause meter gave indications of what the game would be. When the voice from the stadium announced the formations, the most applauded were Agustín Rossi, Darío Benedetto and Marcos Rojo. The distance that exists between the campus and the Council did not affect Boca fans. That they focused precisely on that: on encouraging their team, whoever plays and leads who leads the club. Later, the public made it clear that they want to see Zeballos in action. That his presence excites.
At the team’s exit, everything was a party. Canticles, blue and gold smoke and incessant breath. And then yes, the only personalized song. The “Hey, hey, hey, hey. Rossiiiii, Rossiiiii” was unanimous. The goalkeeper, who will be free in a year and his renewal is far from resolved in a positive way, is today the team’s top figure.
The fans never stopped cheering. Although they changed their repertoire, they used upbeat songs. The loudest chant of the first half was at 37 minutes, when the Bombonera roared: “Because I love Boca, I come to encourage him, in the good times, and in the bad ones much more”.
Hot meeting for prizes. Defeat on penalties and Cup elimination against Corinthians at home. dismissal of Sebastian Battaglia, Coach. Marginalization of Carlos Izquierdoz, the captain. Heartless defeat against San Lorenzo. Press conference to announce Hugo Ibarra as the new DT. Graffiti against Juan Román Riquelme near the Bombonera. Press conference by Martín Payero, first reinforcement of the squad in the semester. Almost at the same time, an interview with Darío Benedetto in which he acknowledged that the squad threatened not to concentrate before playing with Corinthians and said that, for him, Izquierdoz’s departure was not a soccer decision. Banner against the soccer players near the Bombonera.
The list of events and decisions is so intense that it seems unbelievable that everything happened in just 13 days. The victory, always relieving, will be important for the club to move away from the crisis and the recent ruckus, in which he got himself, and return to focus on football reconstruction.
Marcos Rojo, scorer of the goal that gave Boca the 1-0 win at La Bombonera against Talleres, spoke before the microphones. “The Boca fan is always there, it’s like that. In bad times is when they encourage the most, when they sing the most, and we feel them on the field. This triumph is for all of them who put up with us, in spite of everything”, he expressed. And he continued: “I am very happy being in Boca. I made a very important decision when I arrived at the club and I’m happy to be here. I love defending the shirt in every game. It is a privilege to be here.”
Later, he referred to the situation on penalties. “We had already spoken in the locker room with ‘Pipa’ (Darío Benedetto); I asked him if, in the event that we had another penalty in our favor, he would want to kick it, because he is in charge. But he told me to take care of myself, that he wasn’t doing well because he hadn’t been given the power to convert them.. I’m happy for the goal”, concluded Marcos Rojo.