Diego Armando Maradona (Ipa Photo)
Superclassic, River Plate loses the opportunity to win the Argentine derby with Boca Junior. The ball destined for the net “miraculously” leaves the field
The Superclassico, or the challenge between Boca Juniors and River Plate, is one of the most exciting football challenges in the world and certainly the most heartfelt match in Argentina. The two teams from Buenos Aires competed yesterday at the Bombonera, the home of the Xeneizes, and it was as always a real battle. The match, however, will be remembered above all for the sensational possible goal of the advantage for River Plate.
Boca Juniors took the lead at the end of the first half with Villa’s penalty and was then caught up 1 to 1 at the start of the second half with Palavecino’s goal. When the time is almost up, the guests can take the lead and close the game. The Boca goalkeeper is overtaken by the ball that seems destined to get into the net with the goal turned. For a strange and almost inexplicable effect, however, the ball dances on the line and leaves the field. For the commentator it is a “divine” intervention by Diego Armando Maradona, a real flag of Boca.