At 34′, Ramiro Enrique scored the second for Banfield over Boca and, four minutes later, he scored the third.
Ramiro Enrique scores a brace for Banfield's win over Boca. Photo: ESPN.
Banfield came out with his foot on the accelerator and gave the surprise in La Bombonera. The squad led by Claudio Vivas beat Boca Juniors (3-0), which still hasn't gotten over its astonishment, for the Argentine Professional League.
At 34', Agustín Urzi received the ball in the left sector and controlled his chest to get a cross into the area. In that sector, Ramiro Enrique appeared to overcome the resistance of the goal defended by Javier Hernán García.
The squad led by Claudio Vivas was not satisfied and went looking for the third until they found him. After four minutes, Galoppo stole the ball and put in a filtered pass for Enrique that again overcame the resistance of the ‘Xeneize’ goal.
If the partial result is maintained, Boca Juniors will add their second consecutive defeat in the Argentine tournament. However, now, he will have to focus on the second leg against Corinthians for the Libertadores round of 16.
Boca Juniors vs. Banfield: match preview
The 'Xeneizes' return to the ring after drawing 0-0 last Tuesday against Corinthians in Brazil and days of facing the same rival in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16. In this context, coach Sebastián Battaglia must introduce a huge number of variants in the eleven that will collide with the 'Drill'.
On his side , Banfield visits La Bombonera in good shape, as they chained four games without losing. The last one was a draw against Barracas Central at home. Regarding that match, coach Claudio Vivas is expected to repeat the same eleven, but he has doubts about Luciano Abecasis, on the left side.