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Boca beats River, but Leo Díaz wins over the fans. Here the memes

2021-05-18T10:28:28.490Z

Multiple cases of covid-19 affected River the day before the game against Boca. For this reason, the young goalkeeper Leo Díaz arrived.



This is the moment when goalkeeper Alan Leonardo Díaz, 21, saves Edwin Cardona's Panenka penalty.

(Photo by Marcelo Endelli / Getty Images)

(CNN Spanish) -

Boca Juniors won the Argentine Superclásico on penalties after drawing 1-1 against River Plate in regular time on Sunday.

The match, which corresponded to the quarterfinals of the Professional Soccer League Cup, began with a goal at minute 11 by Carlos Tevez.

There was controversy in this play for what apparently was a push from the Argentine player before scoring;

however, no fault was called.

At minute 68, River's response came in La Bombonera with a header from Julián Álvarez.

The tie was maintained until the end of the 90 minutes of the match, so the penalty shoot-out had to come to decide the winner.

In this instance, Boca won with a score of 4-2.

Despite the defeat, one of the players most applauded by the fans was Alan Leonardo Díaz, a 21-year-old goalkeeper who made his debut in the first division tonight due to the multiple cases of covid-19 that the team reported on Saturday.

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The starting and substitute goalkeepers were involved in the team's covid-19 cases, and for this reason Leo Díaz had the opportunity.

Díaz saved Tevez three shots and even in the final shoot he saved a penalty from Edwin Cardona, who tried to score the Panenka-style goal.

These are some social media memes after the meeting:

River's archer leo diaz yesterday had 5k followers on instagram TODAY HAS 45K pic.twitter.com/TB0DZIoegF

- LC (@ Ezequiel1901) May 16, 2021

Armani watching the performance of Díaz el arquerito River #Superclasico pic.twitter.com/rCOk0AxHZI

- 𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰 𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘻 (@iamferro) May 16, 2021

Give the damn contract to Diaz #Superclasico pic.twitter.com/KNIaDLNYaY

- Μeru ♔ (@meritoranzo) May 16, 2021

Alan Díaz's house right now #Superclasico pic.twitter.com/kC4wO4g4j9

- Valentina Etulain 💚 (@ValentinaEtu) May 16, 2021

the reserve goalkeeper: * missing one day of training *

alan diaz: pic.twitter.com/xDaDLP23Dh

- Facho Nernández (@FachoNernandez) May 16, 2021

Leo Díaz stopping the Cardona penalty: pic.twitter.com/UNoqTewvVe

- Dexter Scarlexter (@Hildadexter) May 16, 2021

Leo Díaz and Gallardo have my heart 🤧❤️ pic.twitter.com/KoOfTW4cWu

- sun (@httpIuci) May 16, 2021

the hug of leo díaz and gallardo pic.twitter.com/XQcmOanjPw

- sun (@httpIuci) May 16, 2021

Leo Díaz last night pic.twitter.com/vTHzYfGXoZ

- #AndateDamico (@EncuestasNOB) May 16, 2021

It was always Díaz pic.twitter.com/ZrVbRky6EW

- Montielista✈️ (@UnFalcon) May 16, 2021

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Source: cnnespanol

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