Despite the insides of the bars, the classic ended without incident. Photo: Marcelo Carroll
It was feared what could happen to the Independiente fans, who returned to the Libertadores de América-Enrique Bochini after the sanction received after the incidents due to the request for elections, which led the team to play a home game at the gates closed on the Platense field , where they lost 1-0 to Atlético Tucumán. But since the election date has finally been set (it will be October 2) and Hugo Moyano has announced that he will not show up, so he will no longer be the president of the club, calm has returned to the red half of Avellaneda. And this was reflected yesterday at the stadium.
The Libertadores de América-Enrique Bochini were almost full. It is that the sale of tickets was allowed not only to members but also to non-members. And although the two factions of the bar were present, one in each main gallery, and didn’t mix the songs as usual, there was no regret for any incident.
Independiente fans dedicated themselves to encouraging Julio César Falcioni’s team, which they received with lots of color, with red smoke bombs and pure chants. And although they left angry at the defeat, they greeted each other calmly and not as they used to, when there was a repertoire of insults for leaders. There were hardly any complaints with the players for the plays that did not come out in the end, but at the end of the game they were dismissed by applause. And they also protested against the referee list for Suárez’s goal play as they asked for an advanced position.
The only critical moment was when Rapallini reviewed Barreto’s alleged attack on Borja at the VAR. It is that the monitor is very close to Bochini’s audience and several cymbal players have gone against the acrylics to put pressure on the referee.