BUENOS AIRES – Daniele De Rossi returns to breathe the air of derby. River Plate qualified for the semi-finals of the Libertadores Cup where they will face the rivals of Boca Juniors, who had reached the finish line yesterday by eliminating Quito.
Last night, the Buenos Aires team led by Marcelo Gallardo drew 1-1 at Asuncion with Cerro Porteno, who had beaten 2-0 in the first leg, and now prepares for the Superclasico championship next Sunday at the Monumental, an appetizer of the double challenge in Libertadores which will be held on 1 and 22 October.
The winner, in the final on November 23rd in Santiago de Chile, will face a Brazilian team, given that in the other semifinal of October 2nd and 23rd they will face Flamengo and Gremio. In Asuncion, the Cerro Porteno had gone ahead at 8 ′ pt with Nelson Valdez, but suffered the draw of the River at 7 ′ of recovery with De La Cruz.
Daniele De Rossi started this new experience with the Boca Juniors jersey with the right look, scored in the debut against Almagro and played all performances well above sufficiency.
The former Roma captain commented enthusiastically on these first few months with the Boca Juniors shirt: "I am in a big club that wants to win and do things right, as it should be. I've had the passion I have for this club since I was little, the motivation I have when I play soccer and the passion I feel for this sport on serious levels. This is a club that will allow me to play at serious levels, in the way I like it ".
The former flag of Rome is not entirely wrong because Boca Juniors is in the running both to win the championship and to win the Libertadores Cup, the equivalent of our Champions League (source: Ansa).
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