Libertadores Cup: Boca draw with Fluminense and qualifies for the semifinal
Rio de Janeiro, May 23, 2012
The team of Julio Cesar Flacioni had a tough match against Fluminense to reach the semifinals to qualify for the Libertadores Cup in the second leg. In the first meeting Boca had won 1-0 to Brazilians and with this tie 1-1 on the hour, made progress in the most important tournament in South America.
At 16 minutes of the first time, Boca was the first bitter pill of the night with a goal by Carletto, which was a blow to the Argentine team. Anyway, it managed to get through the first half with the same result.
The second half began with Boca with a little fresher ideas, but after ten minutes Fluminense grew and the game fall in a plateau, without too many clear chances for either.
The result remained unchanged and it appeared that the definition would be in the penalties.
But when the party almost died, Rivero was hand in hand with Cavalieri who kicked with the soul. The goalkeeper refused, the ball hit the post and he save it again on the line. Finally Uruguayan Santiago Silva sealed the goal that all Boca fans screamed with entrails.
Fluminense: Diego Cavalieri; Bruno, Gum, Anderson and Thiago Carletto; Edinho, Jean Wagner and Thiago Neves; Rafael Sobis and Rafael Mouras. Coach: Abel Braga
Boca: Agustín Orión; Facundo Roncaglia, Rolando Schiavi, Juan Insaurralde and Clemente Rodríguez; Diego Rivero, Cristian Erbes and Walter Erviti; Juan Román Riquelme; Pablo Mouche o Darío Cvitanich and Santiago Silva. Coach: Julio Falcioni.
Stadium: Joao Havelange.
Referee: Enrique Ossés (Chile).