Boca Juniors was surprised at home and lost with a goal in the last minute: Franco Troyansky scored from a penalty and gave Unión Santa Fe the win.
Franco Troyansky scored the winning goal for Unión de Santa Faith on Boca Juniors. (Photo: ESPN Capture)
Boca Juniors lost the opportunity to become temporary leader of the Professional League, since it lost surprisingly, on the fifth date against Unión de Santa Fe. In a controversial final, Franco Troyansky was in charge of transforming a penalty into a goal and giving him the triumph over 'Tatengue'.
Referee Yael Falcón Pérez had added six minutes of compensation and in the last seconds the infraction occurred controversy. Carlos Izquierdoz had a strong tackle and hit Troyansky, who fell abruptly on the edge of the area. The judge was close and sanctioned a free kick, considering that the infraction occurred outside the rectangle.
Due to the foul, the Boca Juniors defender accumulated his second yellow card and was sent off. However, the outlook was worse for those led by Sebastián Battaglia, given that the VAR determined that the maximum penalty should be sanctioned.
Finally, the match was extended to 101 'and Franco Troyansky was in charge of finishing off, but goalkeeper Javier García saved in a great way. However, the match did not end, since the technology spotted that the goalkeeper went ahead and the penalty had to be repeated (105 '). This time, the striker from Unión de Santa Fe did not fail, to the regret of the 'Xeneize' fans in the 'Bombonera'.
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The 'Xeneize' will face this new commitment just four days before the first leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16 against Corinthians. Due to this, coach Sebastián Battaglia will use some usual substitutes, in order to give rest to the starters, including Luis Advíncula.
The Colombian Frank Fabra, due to being suspended for the match against 'Timao', would be the only one of the usual eleven to be against Unión from the start.
Among the changes that the Argentine is predicted to make is the entry of the Peruvian Carlos Zambrano. The 'León' would go from the start in Boca and would make a central partner with Jorge Figal.
Boca has had a good start in the Argentine league . In fact, the blue and gold team is second with nine points, product of the victories at the expense of Arsenal, Tigre and Barracas Central. In its second appearance, the result was a defeat (1-0) at the hands of Central Córdoba.