had an emotional gift
in a new return to
, now as coach of Platense, who this Sunday visited Boca for the fourth date of the Professional Soccer League Tournament.
was applauded by the fans who enjoyed each of the 236 goals that he scored in his two stages and that made him the top scorer in the club's history.
The idyll continues.
With a dark ambo, white shirt
, Palermo entered the field of play just after seven in the evening.
Immediately, the fans applauded him.
"Thank you very much Palermo / thank you very much Palermo", was heard from all corners of the stadium.
On one side of the playing field, two teammates, now members of the Soccer Council, were waiting for him: Mauricio Chicho Serna and Marcelo Chelo Delgado.
He embraced affectionately with both of them, who gave him a plate and a T-shirt, both framed gifts.
“Boca Juniors Athletic Club.
He recognizes Martin Palermo.
For being the top scorer in the club's history and for his career at our institution.
February 19, 2023 ”, the plate says that he will occupy a special place in the corner of the goalscorer's memories.
Neither President Jorge Amor Ameal nor Vice President Juan Román Riquelme came to greet him before the meeting.
Martín Palermo and Hugo Ibarra, yesterday colleagues, today rival coaches.
Photo: Alejandro Pagni/AFP).
, with the plate in his hand, greeted all sectors of the stadium, hugging each other from a distance with each of the fans.
They were five very emotional minutes, then the referee shortlist and the two teams appeared.
Already in the area of the substitute benches,
Martín embraced Hugo Ibarra
, a former teammate and now xeneize coach. He also approached the local bench and greeted each of the members of the coaching staff who were there and also He gave himself a big hug with the goalkeeper Javier García, with whom he also celebrated several titles.
After his time as a true idol, by dint of 236 goals in 404 games in which he won 13 titles, he settled into that now strange visiting substitute bench and concentrated on the game of his coaches.
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