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Argentine Cup: Boca debuted with a win and Ibarra regained some calm


They beat Olimpo 2-1 in Chaco and ended a three-game winless streak that had put DT on a tightrope. Sandez and Benedetto scored the xeneizes goals. Hadad discounted in the end.

Two defeats in a row, a coach at the center of the storm and great tension due to the whistles that thundered in the Bombonera.

Boca arrived in Chaco with a loaded backpack and needed to win.

Because of the problems he was having and because there was a rival in front of him who knew how to play in the First Division for a decade, but today is a member of Federal A. And the objective was achieved, to advance to the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup by the weight of his hierarchy.

Darío Benedetto was key in both goals.

Also, Lucas Comesaña, who took

a derisory penalty

to the detriment of Olimpo, just when the Bahian team was pressing in Javier García's area.

And those who wondered if it had been Hugo Ibarra's last game, was answered by the coach himself at the press conference.

He does not plan to resign and will lead the next game with Barracas Central.

The coach, precisely, moved the pieces to play against Olimpo.

He bet on a defense with players from the club, including Facundo Roncaglia who returned last year after a decade in Europe.

And in the middle, Alan Varela and Cristian Medina, one midfielder for a neat start, the other with more dynamics.

However, the best thing Boca showed in the first half was depth, especially on the right.

The Martín Payero tandem, loose behind Benedetto, but somewhat more turned to the right, which he composed with Medina and Weigandt generated the greatest imbalance.

When the winger or right-handed midfielder took off, Olimpo suffered.

The goal came, ultimately, for that sector.

Beyond the fact that Agustín Sandez ended up solving it on the left, the play was born from the opposite lane.

Medina sent the center past, Martín García rejected with his fist, Sandez received from the left, played the wall with Benedetto and was outlined to shake with his right leg.

It was a great goal for the conception and for the definition.

And he left a distinctive feature in this Boca with so many weaknesses.

Olimpo, until then, had shown itself as a rival committed to order, concentration and a virtue:

recovery and direct attack.

Quick, no turns.

There was some good triangulation behind Weigandt's back that he couldn't take advantage of.

Later, he played for the tank Alejandro Toledo.

The "9" always faced, comfortable with the long ball, fighting with Roncaglia and Nicolás Valentini.

However, beyond some movements of his center forward or the brushstrokes of Facundo Affranchino, it did not worry Javier García.

Just a free kick from Diego Ramírez or crosses that the experienced xeneize goalkeeper controlled without difficulty.

Late in the first half, Benedetto headed in a cross from Sandez, but the ball went over the crossbar.

Olimpo came out determined in the complement.

And he had a great chance from a corner kick from Cristian Amarilla.

Emilio Lazza jumped in solitude and nodded comfortably, with the bow at his mercy.

He misdirected.

Roncaglia was left on the grass, stretched out.

Ibarra made changes


Sebastián Villa, Equi Fernández and Luca Langoni entered.

But he just unlocked it with

an incredible penalty


Claudio Cevasco rested his arm on Benedetto's back and the "9" collapsed.

Comesaña charged violation.

And El


broke Martín García's bow.

The epilogue goal, by Nadir Hadad, remained, once again showing the weaknesses of the last line xeneize.

Gonzalo Morales broke the crossbar.

And Boca won, finally.

Just when I was under the most pressure.

And wait for the winner of Barracas Central-Estudiantes de Caseros in the next instance of the vernacular tournament.

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Source: clarin

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