Yesterday, the Racing Club team won the Argentine Super Cup title at the expense of its rival, Boca Juniors, with two goals to one, in the match that was held at Hazaa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, for the first time outside Argentine territory, as part of the strategic partnership agreement signed between the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. And the Argentine Federation, which extends for four years.
Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Al Ain Club and Chairman of the Executive Committee, crowned the Racing Team with medals for first place and the Argentine Super Cup, in the presence of the President of the Argentine Federation, Claudio Tapia, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Aref Al Awani, and a number of personalities and officials. The Boca team was also crowned with second place medals.
The title is the first for Racing in the Super Championship, after he lost the title in 2021, raising his tally of titles to 39, and on the other hand, Boca lost the title for the fourth time in its history after 2012, 2015 and 2017.
The two teams presented wonderful technical and skill levels that were enjoyed by the large masses who gathered in the stands to follow Boca, the Argentine league champion last season, and Racing, who appeared in the meeting as the champion of the cup, and it was remarkable the state of competition between the players, as the enthusiastic performance dominated the players, and also witnessed some times of confrontation. Strong physical contacts.
The match did not feel the pulse at all, as the two teams entered the match directly, exchanging attacks with each other, and Boca advanced with the first goal in the 11th minute, through Facundo Roncaglia, with a powerful shot inside the penalty area.
The Racing players held fast, as they did not take long to return to the atmosphere of the match by scoring the equalizing goal in the 20th minute by Johan Carbonero, after a skillful and physical effort, to find himself facing the goal, penetrated into the penalty area, and hit a ball that settled to the right of the opposing team’s goalkeeper.
And while the equalizing goal brought the match back to zero again, the Racing players benefited a lot from it, as they became after it the best party in the rest of the first half times until its end, as they imposed a complete siege on Boca’s goal, whose players found themselves required to retreat to their back areas to confront the continuous attacks.
And the match pattern continued to rise upward during the second half, at a time when it was clear that the players of both teams maintained good physical fitness, despite it being the opening match for the new football season, and with the passage of time, the players of the two teams exchanged attacks on the two goals equally.
The second half of the match was on its way to a positive draw 1-1, when Racing got a penalty kick, from which Gonzalo Piovi scored the winning goal for his team in the 7 + 90 minute, to lead him to crown the precious title, thus opening the new season with a title after it had concluded last season by achieving the Argentine Cup. Boca account too.
• Racing opened the new Argentine season as a “Super” champion, after sealing it with the Argentine Cup title at Boca’s expense as well.
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