Sunday, November 18, 2018

Palmeiras 2 Boca Juniors 2 (2-4 agg): Superclasico Copa Libertadores final set

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Nov 2018

17 Views

Boca Juniors set up a first ever Superclasico Copa Libertadores final after overcoming Palmeiras on Wednesday.

A 2-2 draw in Sao Paulo was enough for Boca to move into the decider courtesy of a 4-2 aggregate win, and fierce rivals River Plate await in the final.

Dario Benedetto, Boca’s hero in the semi-final first leg, scored once again off the bench, ending Palmeiras’ challenge after Luan and Gustavo Gomez had dragged them back into the tie.

Ramon Abila’s opener had put Boca in complete control, before Palmeiras’ fightback.

But the six-time champions moved into the final for a record 11th time and rivals River will be aiming to deny them a seventh title.

Palmeiras made the better start in the second leg and thought they had a 10th-minute goal through Bruno Henrique, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was used to correctly rule out the effort for offside.

Instead, Boca went ahead in the 18th minute, Abila tapping in after superb work by Sebastian Villa.

But Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Palmeiras worked their way back into the tie to begin the second half, Luan drilling in a low finish after a set-piece.

The hosts then struck again through a Gomez penalty, awarded after Carlos Izquierdoz clumsily brought down Dudu.

However, Benedetto came on to haunt Palmeiras once more, drilling in a brilliant 25-yard finish to end the tie.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top