Jorge Almirón’s religious faith and the statistical curiosity that allows Boca to believe in a smile at the Superclásico

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TO Jorge Almirontechnical director of Mouth, was seen this Thursday – it was photographed and went viral on the networks – kneeling, alone, praying in what would have been the Basilica of Luján. He went to thank and ask, of course, that the series of successes continue. It’s a matter of faith. Statistics are sometimes random and many like to believe too. AS, the optimistic data is added to the coach’s religious faith Like Boca did every time they won 2-0 away before the Superclásico, like they did against Colo Colo: never lost.

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The first question is that it is the first time Boca have won 2-0 away in an international tournament. Never before, since 1963, the year in which he made his debut in the Libertadores, had he given himself this combination. instead yes It has happened five times in history and has been champion four times.

During the amateur stage, it didn’t happen that Xeneize won exactly 2-0 away from home and then played classic darnerwhat was it called then.

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Satisfied Jorge Almirón for the 2-0 win against Colo Colo in Chile. Photo: EFE/Osvaldo Villarroel

Satisfied Jorge Almirón for the 2-0 win against Colo Colo in Chile. Photo: EFE/Osvaldo Villarroel

It happened for the first time in 1931, in the brand new professional tournament organized by the dissident Lega Calcio Argentina. On 12 September, Boca beat Talleres de Remedios de Escalada 2-0 with two goals from Francis Varallo in the old River de Alvear y Tagle stadium, where the GBA South team played locally. The first professional classic was played on 20 September, on the old Boca de madera pitch, suspended after the 1-1 draw by Varallo, who overwhelmed goalkeeper Iribarren on the penalty rebound, the players protested and three were sent off by River who refused to leave the field of play. Then, the Court of Penalties declared the match won by Boca, who were champions at the end of the tournament.

The second time occurred in the 1962 tournament, which had a historical definition. On 2 December, Boca beat Quilmes 2-0 with goals from Paulo Valentim from a penalty and Miguel Pezzi. On 9 December, at La Bombonera, the day in which Antonio Roma saved Delem’s penalty, the locals won 1-0 with a goal from Valentim and turned the Olimpiade upside down in the following match by beating Estudiantes 4-0.

Roma save Delem's penalty.  (Clarin archive)

Roma save Delem’s penalty. (Clarin archive)

Two years later, the sequence occurred in August. Boca beat Atlanta 2-0 at Villa Crespo on Tuesday 11, with goals from Angel Rojas and Oscar Pianetti. On the following date, Sunday the 16th, they drew 0-0 with River at the Monumental. Ultimately he would be left with the title of champion.

The fourth time it happened also had an indelible memory for Boca fans in the Superclásico. It was in the 1981 Metropolitan, Diego Maradona’s only title with a club in Argentina. Sunday 5 April, Boca beat Independiente 2-0 in Avellaneda with goals from Diego and Oscar Ruggeri. On Friday 10th April, at La Bombonera, Xeneize won 3-0 with two goals by Michele Brindisi and one from Diego, who before the final touch, faked and left the Duck Ubaldo Matildo Fillol.

On April 10, 1981 and under a flood, Diego Armando Maradona definitively conquered the hearts of Boca fans.  Mouth 3 - River 0

On April 10, 1981 and under a flood, Diego Armando Maradona definitively conquered the hearts of Boca fans. Mouth 3 – River 0

The previous precedent of a 2-0 away score before facing River occurred in the Clausura 2011, who won San Lorenzo. On Sunday 8 May, Boca beat Argentinos 2-0 at La Paternal with goals from Martín Palermo and Juan Román Riquelme. On the following date, he won 2-0 at La Bombonera with goals from Juan Pablo Carrizo against and against Palermo. After finishing the tournament and playing promotion River were relegated. But that year Boca were not champions.

Of course, he is now far from the top of the Professional League tournament, exactly 16 points behind River. But the title doesn’t necessarily have to be awarded to local competition, now that the Libertadores are in the running.

Source: Clarin

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