The sequence was short because the bombonera lived his night of fury against the footballers of Mouth who lost 1-0 against Pereira sports. Darius Benedict He felt a puncture, asked for a substitution and sneaked up to the substitutes’ bench as the duel continued. The change, the entry of Luis Vásquez, was made in a couple of seconds: it was fleeting. Even, boos for him Tube they were listened to and they were not few. The question then arises: is the idyll with Benedetto over?
Even if it seems unpleasant to say, Benedetto has accumulated merits so much that the Boca fans let him down. Very little remains of that deadly scorer who dazzled in his first parenthesis in the club (45 goals in 76 appearances, or a whistle every 1.6 games). He was so nice Tube that not even the final lost against River in Madrid marked him negatively.
Benedetto returned from Europe in January 2022 and aroused expectations among the Xeneize, who went to look for him at the Ezeiza when he landed in the country. “I did not hesitate to call Román to come back”he snapped as he stepped off the plane. “We know what the goals are, especially the Copa Libertadores, and I’m willing to take on any kind of responsibility”he added during the official presentation on Friday 21 January 2022. And from that day on, the scorer began to get confused: he returned to occupy a command post and was not prepared for that.
The feeling is that Benedetto put too much weight on his back when no one asked him to.. He had to go back to scoring, not leading the group. That position of captain and reference distracted him and added conflicts.
The first big clash was with Agustín Almendra, when the youth team was separated from coach Sebastián Battaglia. “The Boca shirt is too big to joke about. Agustín never understood the shirt he was wearing. We are very happy with the decision of the coaching staff”, assured the attacker. And I add: “There are things that can’t take it anymore; We have discussed this with the coaching staff and the Football Council. You have to respect the coach and those who break their backs next to each teammate”.
Those sentences didn’t do well behind closed doors. All the more so when a few days later the same striker was excluded from a Copa Argentina match against Ferro due to lack of training. Then it would have been known that he had been at Iván Marcone’s birthday party until the wee hours of the morning.
A heated argument ensued with the chiefs over the prizes the day before the duel against the Corinthians for the Copa Libertadores, a day in which Benedetto missed two penalties. A month later, Pipa got into a fight with Carlos Zambrano at halftime of a match against Racing in Avellaneda. For this Juan Román Riquelme sanctioned them both. And towards the end of the year the striker was also sent off against Racing in the Champions Trophy final and had to serve several suspension dates.
Meanwhile, this year Benedetto has been photographed on several occasions at a popular bowling alley in Quilmesan issue that caused the wrath of fans on social networks.
All the non-football issues are growing because Benedetto doesn’t put it there, of course. And much more: she is playing badly. That’s why the boos of the Bombonera night didn’t surprise.
The numbers for 2022 were 16 goals in 41 games, while in this semester he celebrated 4 times in 12 duels. He will now be out for a couple of weeks due to an injury. Grade 2 muscle in his right hamstring and is a doubt to play the classic against River on May 7.
Will that appointment at the Monumentale be the occasion for Benedetto’s redemption? Or is his luck at Boca already sealed?
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