Boca Juniors 0-2 River Plate: Gonzalo Nicolas Martinez and Ignacio Scocco score to send visitors to victory in fierce Superclasico derby
- River Plate took the bragging rights off rivals Boca Juniors with a derby victory
- Goals from Gonzalo Nicolas Martinez and Ignacio Scocco sealed the away win
- Boca pair Mauro Zarate and Edwin Cardona almost came to blows late in the tie
River Plate left Boca Juniors’ famous La Bombonera stadium with not just three points, but also the rivalry bragging rights, as goals from Gonzalo Nicolas Martinez and Ignacio Scocco fired them to victory.
The Superclasico derby is always a spectacle to behold in world football but despite creating a cauldron of noise, the visitors struck twice to silence a buoyant home support.
Challenges were flying in as supporters were baying for opposition blood but with 15 minutes gone, the game’s first goal was scored in emphatic fashion as Martinez struck from range.
River Plate stole the bragging rights from Boca Juniors with victory in the Superclasico derby
Goals from Gonzalo Nicolas Martinez and Ignacio Scocco sealed an impressive derby win
It is one of the most popular derbies in world football and cultivates a sensational atmosphere
The derby game took place at Boca Juniors’ iconic La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires
A clearance from the Boca defence was sliced into the path of Martinez and he picked his spot, rose to the occasion and picked out a sublime left-footed volley to score the opening goal.
The home crowd were stunned as they continued to jostle with the fences for the best vantage point but they were unable to respond and were down 1-0 at the break.
An improved second half performance evaporated as soon as Scocco fired home and wheeled off in celebration.
Home fans scaled the surrounding fences to get a better vantage point ahead of the match
It was a fiercely competitive affair as both sets of players flew into challenges early in the tie
There were 20 minutes left on the clock but Boca’s day was all but over and River Plate were the victors in the latest installment of the derby.
And while fans were angry at the pending defeat, tempers frayed on the pitch as Boca pair Mauro Zarate and Edwin Cardona had to be separated after a fierce verbal spat.
The former West Ham United striker was left raging at a comment from his team-mate and was held back from getting physical by River Plate’s Javier Pinola.
River Plate’s Martinez looks to the sky and clenches his fists in celebration after scoring
The game was over for the hosts when Scocco doubled the visitors’ advantage with 20 to play