|Boca Juniors||-||Cucuta Deportivo|
In a really foggy night, it was difficult to see the match from the highest Bombonera stands. For Cucuta players, it was even more difficult to see the ball, because Boca didn't allow them to. And the Argentinians will play their 5th final in 8 years.
Buenos Aires or London?
Referee Roberto Silvera arrived to the stadium and, when he put his feet on the grass, couldn´t believe how foggy it was. Heavy haze, not common in South American games. It was difficult to see, but it didn´t seem to be important. This game had to be played.
What happened with Cucuta?
Nothing to do with the aggresive and fast team that played 7 days ago in Cucuta. They just tried to defend the 3-1 they had from the 1st match ... it's always the same. And as usual, it is not a very clever strategy. Riquelme led Boca and opened the score with a delightful free-kick. Then, it was all "golden-blue", Boca scored twice and the difference could have been even bigger.
Silvera´s powerful eyes
I don´t know how Silvera managed to see the action. In the 2nd half, his assistant Pablo Fandiño asked him to stop the match because he could not see the other-side. But Boca pressed to continue... Silvera was not bad, but perhaps he felt a bit intimidated refereeing in the Bombonera. He didn´t book equally, and when Cucuta had free-kicks, he never pushed the Boca players to respect the required distance. Near the end of the match, he was correct in not conceding a penalty to Cucuta.
Boca-Gremio; ARG-BRA Final
Next week, the first game of the Final is being played in Bombonera. Hope without fog ! And with good refs.