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River: between team pride and anger over bad refereeing


The foul in Tevez's goal made the Doll explode, which in any case rescued the team's performance: "This was not a defeat."

Maximiliano benozzi

05/17/2021 7:01 AM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 05/17/2021 7:01 AM

If River was missing something, after having suffered a massive contagion of coronavirus and having to go to the Bombonera with a riveted team, it was to run into bad refereeing on the Boca court.

And despite so many adversities in a short time and having been eliminated from the Professional League Cup, the focus on Núñez's club was aimed at highlighting and supporting his team.

To those footballers who showed their faces on the field of play, competed and left Núñez's team well standing.


The goal was a clear foul from Tevez to Maidana,

" said Gallardo before leaving the Bombonera. And the Doll was right. The Boca forward knocked down River's defender with a push and took advantage of that situation to define. Facundo Tello, whose gaze should have been directed towards the penalty spot, as marked by the arbitration experts consulted by


, did not observe the fault and neither was Julio Fernández, assistant number 1, helping him, who was on the same line as where it occurred. the offense. "He

loses his sight of the play when he had it in front and with a clear field but the assistant

, with even better vision, does not help him either," a former referee told this newspaper, who requested that his name be reserved. 

[EXCLUSIVE CAMERA] 🎥 Was there a lack of Tevez on Maidana in Boca's goal?

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Beyond the fact that the fault is mainly Tello's,

in River they targeted Fernández


The reason?

The assistant got into the refereeing list of the Superclásico a few hours after the game was played


The AFA put him in place of Juan Pablo Belatti, who was also replaced this week in a South American Cup match (Peñarol-Corinthians).

The problem is that neither the mother house of Argentine football nor the Professional Football League explained the reason for the change.

And, as usual, if there is no information, suspicions start to run ...

It is that

there was a history of Fernández that weighed against River. It happened in 2013 for the Initial tournament in a match against San Lorenzo

. Julio Buffarini, then in the Cyclone, executed a penalty that Marcelo Barovero saved, throwing himself to his right. However, Fernández raised the flag and unleashed the fury of the entire Millionaire team: he determined that "Trapito" had gone ahead. And it was exposed before the cameras that showed that the goalkeeper had one of his feet on the goal line as soon as Buffarini shot. This whole situation was at the same time that there was an invasion of the area by the San Lorenzo players. Despite the claims, Buffarini (today in Boca and coincidentally was the one who defined the series on penalties that allowed Xeneize to eliminate River) repeated the penalty and was able to beat Barovero.

Marcelo Gallardo's claim for Tevez's goal: Was it a foul on Maidana?

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- TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) May 16, 2021

In River they flew in anger for this designation.

And they exploded with the situation of Boca's goal.

The players and the coaching staff also aimed at the line.

In fact, Gallardo left claiming the play from him at the end of the first half.

In any case,

the River coach did not want to delve into the protests towards arbitration beyond stating categorically that "Maidana was missing Tevez



He focused on what his team gave, decimated by the 15 casualties that the campus suffered from coronavirus cases.

"After 24 or 48 hours we had to come to play a game on the Boca court against an always difficult opponent such as a classic and the truth is that after everything we lived through and play the game we did,

in River we have to to be very proud because they represented us with dignity

. What we represent and what we are, beyond the inconveniences and adversities and even in life, with the moments we live, with the Covid cases that we had, with many of the children who did not They were present. Just thanks to the players, they represented us very well, "said the coach.

Then, he added: "We fought with what we had, with the boys, who fought and that when I had to resort to them they did it naturally. I am calm because of the representation they gave to the River fans."

And he insisted: "We faced it with great nobility, the River fan has gotten used to the team representing them in victories and defeats. And

this was not a defeat

, it was something that I value to the players who were there today. , and the fan feels the same ".

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Marcelo Gallardo leaves with his head held high after the Superclásico: "The River fan got used to the team representing him in victory and defeat, and this was not a defeat for us."

- TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) May 16, 2021

Another of those who expressed himself in this line was one of the technicians of the Reserve, Juan José Borrelli.

"Proud of this team that despite all the casualties always maintains its style and its forms. Congratulations to all the young people who today had to make their debut. Today we were not given, but always head high," said Borrelli.

His testimony is valid because several of the boys who played are directed by him in the minor division to the First. 

For their part, the leaders also spoke out on the networks.

"Total pride. They represented us with greatness. Coaching staff and players, thank you !!!!!"

, said President Rodolfo D'Onofrio on his Twitter account. And Vice Jorge Brito expressed:

"Proud of our players and coaching staff, we always feel identified! Proud of those who debuted today and represented their teammates and fans, together we are bigger! Come on River! Proud of the greatness with which we face adversities ".

And he wished the infected players a speedy recovery.

Gallardo also spoke of this situation.

He thanked the question about the health status of his players and said: "They are in good health. There was no serious problem that happened, except for some symptoms that this virus gives you, nothing serious." 

Source: clarin

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