Sunday, December 9. 30 days since that final in La Bombonera. 10,039 kilometers away, and nobody knows who won the cup yet.
Perhaps, the independence of CONMEBOL over the continent triumphed. It is possible that Independiente won, because they are still the cup kings. Or, perhaps, regardless of what happened in Madrid, none of the teams on the court would win.
What had to be the best ending in the history of football, happened to be something else. I still do not know what. But I assure you that it was not what you and I expected. Was it a final, even?
River Plate came back and finished the match with a favorable score. Technically, they beat the rival, Boca Juniors. That, win. And that’s it.
It is impossible to win when in your field occurred the greatest embarrassment in the history of Argentine football; when your managers are unpunished before the sanctions (or how much difference there is with respect to 2015?) and when, above all, you lost the essence of the game.
Boca Juniors is doubly loser. They lost the match in which both had already fallen, and they also lost the opportunity to show the world what that dominant team could do during the last two years in the Superleague.
It still has hope in its sanctions … In that they are read, I suppose. Well, if Cunha whistled in Madrid, nothing is valid.
Once again, South America was the focus of the show, but a negative one. Then yes, one more time. For years the whole world has turned to this continent to see the most bizarre, unreal and illogical in terms of societies. We are the MTV of the international community.
On the other hand, in a corner of Avellaneda, there are people celebrating. There won the red and not the red stripe. There was no characteristic show and its name continues to appear at the top of the competition, having seven major arguments to support the position.
So yes, they won by the simple fact that they did not lose. And the other two, Boca and River, lost everything. Including my respect.