Boca won 2-0 against Always Ready from Bolivia, in La Bombonera, for the second date of Group E of the Copa Libertadores. With two goals from striker Darío Benedetto, “Xeneize” took his first victory in the continental competition.
As for the actions of the match, the Argentine team had control of the ball, but could not translate it into clear offensive actions. In fact, the Bolivian cast came quite close to the Boca area in some sections of the first stage.
After some frustrated attempts, those led by Sebastián Battaglia opened the scoring of the game in the 25th minute. Exequiel Zeballos eluded several defenders down the left side and put the ball in the middle of the area so that Darío Benedeto only had to push it to make the partial 1-0.
After the goal, Boca Juniors did not know how to impose greater conditions against their rival, although, in the final moments of the first half, Rodrigo Ramallo was sent off for kicking Frank Fabra in the head, who was in pain on the ground due to an infraction of the aforementioned Bolivian striker.
In the complement, the goalkeeper of the Argentine cast, Agustín Rossi, had to leave the field of play due to an injury and Leandro Brey entered in his place, who debuted with the “Xeneize” jersey.
Despite the change of goalkeeper, the local team did not suffer in their own area. In fact, with the extra player on the field of play, they had more of the ball and came a long way, but they weren’t precise.
Attempts to extend the lead were unsuccessful, but in added time, Benedetto headed in and sealed Boca’s first victory in the Copa Libertadores.
On the next date, those led by Sebastián Battaglia will visit Corinthians next Tuesday from 9:30 p.m. in Brazil.