The Millionaire could not overcome Broun and the networks exploded (Fotobaires)
River Plate, the last champion of the Professional League, was left on the verge of playing the title match of the tournament in the second half of 2023: they lost 2-0 on penalties against Rosario Central, after drawing 0-0 in the 90 minutes . The Millionaire missed the four shots he executed in the definition (three were saved by Jorge Broun, the great figure) and it will be the Canalla who will face Platense on Saturday the 16th in Santiago del Estero with a star at stake.
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The Band was more, especially in the first half, with a lot of dynamics and pressure, and with Sebastián Boselli controlling an always dangerous Jaminton Campaz. However, it did not provoke as many risk actions as its dominance marked. The complement was more even. And Martín Demichelis’s changes bet more on individual imbalance, and his team lost collective functioning.
And, in the penalty shootout, Micho opted for the players to offer their expertise according to their level of confidence at the moment, without the classic prior list. The search did not work: Broun blocked the attempts of Enzo Díaz, Palavecino and Pity Martínez. And Manu Lanzini kicked it wide, over the crossbar.
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The other side: many times criticized for his lack of intuition in his shots from the 12 steps (unlike his usual high level under the three sticks with the ball in motion), Franco Armani blocked one, precisely against Campaz, the opponent’s figure, but it was of little use due to the lack of aim of his companions.
Once River’s setback was complete, the memes increased on the networks. The aforementioned Demichelis and Armani were two of those who were in the spotlight, but also the Millonario fans. The Boca fans took the opportunity to make fun.
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The thing is that, after a journey by Xeneize in which penalties (and goalkeeper Chiquito Romero) were key for them to reach the final of the last Copa Libertadores, the darts from Núñez to La Ribera flew with that argument after the lost definition against Fluminense. “You don’t live on penalties,” was one of the flags that adorned the stands in the clash against Instituto for the last date of the regular phase of the League Cup.
Well, that sting was turned around after the setback against Central and became folklore. It was an unprecedented fall: the Millionaire had never lost a round without scoring any of the shots, as happened at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium.
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