1-2: Monumental Surprise! Tigre eliminates River and there will be no Superclásico

Paulo Díaz wanted to come out playing with a pass from the bottom. Facundo Colidio, attentive, intercepted him, ran, faced Franco Armani and resolved with a low shot. That huge mistake by the Chilean defender, midway through the second half, condemned River and left the League Cup no superclassic ending.

Tiger delivered a monumental blow. He brought River to his knees in Núñez, at his home, in his stadium, with two goals scored by former Boca players, what a paradox. Behind this 2-1 that sealed the quarter-final clash, there was an approach with authority, fearless, ambitious, intelligent, combative, thought up by his coach Diego Martínez, a fan of Lionel Messi, La Masía and FC Barcelona .

Tigre had started to win it very early, with a header from Mateo Retegui that went down, next to a post. The first half of the Victoria Matadors was very good. Blocked on the sides, River lacked fluidity in the game. Also dynamic.

It cost him to generate goal situations. However, at the start of the second half, he tied it with a good right foot from outside the box by Enzo Fernández. That yes, when it seemed that with that impulse River was usually devastating, the unforced error of Paulo Díaz appeared. There was no excuse from Marcelo Gallardo.

Argentinos Juniors prevailed in the penalty shootout

Argentinos Juniors prevailed in the penalty shootout


That disappointment that was breathed in the Monumental had also been perceived a while before in La Plata. It is that Estudiantes, in their stadium, although they started winning 1-0 due to a goal from Mauro Boselli and played almost the entire second half with one more man, ended up frustrated because first Argentinos Juniors tied them in the 90th minute with a goal from Fausto Vera and then he broke it by winning 4-3 in the penalty shootout.

Now the semifinals are coming. The classic between Boca and Racing will be played on Saturday at the Lanús stadium, while on Sunday, on the Huracán field, Tigre and Argentinos Juniors will face each other. It happens in this League Cup that was left without a superclassic final.