The jaws of the drummer were already consistent with the rhythm of the heart; The bomb is carried by bombo (tac, tac, tac), everything is ready for the most important event in the history of South American football: the last of Copa Libertadores. And this isn't one, this Saturday (3:00, Fox Sports) will be Boca Juniors and River Plate, two of the most symbolic clubs in Argentina, which have a huge popularity worldwide. And there will be five Colombians: Rafael Santos Borré and Juan Fernando Quintero and Boca and Wílmar Barrios, Sebastián Villa and Edwin Cardona on the river.
However, the facts of national football players are different and contradictory. Two of the most talented people will not be available at the beginning: Quintero will be on the bench and Cardona will go to shake, not even an alternative.
Those who will enjoy ownership will be Barrios, Villa and Borré. First, five minutes to applaud, five games for the first applause, something already special between Boca fans: "Olé, olé, olé, negro, negro". The Barrios game is one of xeneize's DNA, although it is not so complicated to enter Boca's heart without hitting, resting and pressing.
The villa and Borré became even more complex because they had to compete against well-known names in Boca and River. The Villa, which cost Boca's $ 2 million, is one of the most controversial supports such as Távez, an idol, and Zárate, which is about $ 3 million. Benefiting from the low performances of Ignacio Scocco and Rodrigo Mora, Borré was lethal during Libertadores: he finally scored in the three turn games (Racing, Independiente and Gremio) that he played until the race.
He won't take revenge
In Argentina, there was no question of life or death, that they were responsible for repeating that their life would normally follow the next day, and that it was a football match that would have winners and losers; and yes, they will be right, life will go on, but whoever loses, will bear a burden on his back for the rest of his existence.
The presidents of Boca Juniors and River Plate, respectively, are Daniel Angelici and Rodolfo, head of Onofrio and Conmebol, Alejandro Dominguez, the first Superclásico of the final of the fans' Copa Libertadores 2018 in Buenos Aires. said he had to live a presentation. peaceful road
At a joint press conference before this Saturday's first leg, D & # 39; Onofrio insisted that when he wanted to "have fun in the family and peace" at Bombonera de Boca, where visitors could not be open to the public. "No cracks in Argentina, this football could be a rapprochement bridge between two clubs".
But the fact is that the final will be the final final with round-trip matches; he will be in a neutral place from the other year, so it will never be a perfect revenge for Boca and the River until now (because Conmebol says nothing more than anything), because they will not have a chance to play a final in their legendary stadiums: La Bombonera de Boca and El Monumental de Núñez.
The neighborhood classic, which became a global event, will be paralyzed on Saturday and the world of football on Saturday, November 24, with the team known as the infinite magnificence of the river.
CAMILO MANRIQUE V.
EL TIEMPO Editor
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