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Argentina: Boca Jrs hold River Plate to draw in Superclasico stalemate

Argentina, Buenos Aires
September 02, 2019 at 10:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some 70,000 fans packed into the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Sunday to see Boca Juniors hold out against bitter rivals River Plate.

Despite River having home advantage, nearly 65 percent possession and dozens of shots, Boca managed to hold out a take a point.

"They play like that, they attack you with a lot of people, they go wide and down the flanks. The wingers come inwards to look for triangles and the two strikers constantly make diagonal runs," said Boca Juniors defender Carlos Izquierdoz.

River Plate trainer Marcelo Gallardo "was not surprised" by opponents strategy but admitted missed chances had hurt his team.

The pair are set to meet again on October 2 and October 23 in the Copa Libertadores, South America's continental competition.

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Some 70,000 fans packed into the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on Sunday to see Boca Juniors hold out against bitter rivals River Plate.

Despite River having home advantage, nearly 65 percent possession and dozens of shots, Boca managed to hold out a take a point.

"They play like that, they attack you with a lot of people, they go wide and down the flanks. The wingers come inwards to look for triangles and the two strikers constantly make diagonal runs," said Boca Juniors defender Carlos Izquierdoz.

River Plate trainer Marcelo Gallardo "was not surprised" by opponents strategy but admitted missed chances had hurt his team.

The pair are set to meet again on October 2 and October 23 in the Copa Libertadores, South America's continental competition.

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