Last Sunday, at the Mario Kempes Stadium, Argentine sides Talleres and Boca Juniors faced each other in matchday 18 in the Argentine Superliga. An emotional game that counted with goals from former Manchester United and City, Carlos Tevez and Sebastian Villa for visitors Boca Juniors, as Valoyes discounted for hosts Talleres.
Boca Juniors kicked off in an aggressive stance even playing as visitors. The home side team was waiting for a perfect opportunity to counterattack. It was a typical game that both sides were expecting before kick-off.
The visitors reached the first goal in a quick attack, as Eduardo Salvio received in the middle and assisted Villa, who tapped in to open the scoring at the Mario Kempes. 0-1 Boca.
The second half was much busier than the first one, as Talleres threatened more, and was giving Boca a hard time. However, it was the La Bombonera giants who scored first. This time, it was Villa who played the playmaker role, assisting the unmarked Tevez, who struck a finish into the back of the net.
The hosts discounted on 79 mins, as in a corner from Payero, the ball was left for Diego Valoyes, who headed home to shortener the gap and give the local fans some sort of hope. 1-2.
However, it was not enough, despite all of the hard-pressing imposed by the hosts. Boca could hang on there and get back to Buenos Aires with the important 3 points.
Thus, with the away win, Boca Juniors retook League’s second place, reaching 33 points and keep on chasing down leaders and arch-rivals River Plate, who has 36. Talleres counts on 24 points and is currently in the 16th position.
Therefore, in the next matchday, Boca will host Atletico Tucuman, on next Saturday. On Monday Talleres visits Arsenal de Sarandi.