Bitter rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors met in a torrential downpour for Sunday’s Superclasico and the highlights are all kinds of fun.
The match resembled water polo more than football at times as players on both sides slipped and slid and the ball repeatedly stalled on the water-logged pitch.
In fact, Argentine journalist Gustavo Streger was very excited about the new camera angle that surfaced from the depths of the Estadio Monumental:
Muy buena la nueva cámara de Fútbol Para Todos desde ABAJO de la cancha en el Monumental. pic.twitter.com/hxkLJbehKZ— Gustavo Streger (@gstreger)October 5, 2014
Colossal referee mistakes didn’t exactly help the “flow” of the game.
Former Real Madrid midfielder Gago was wrongly shown a red card by Mauro Vigliano for a handball in the box, though Gago actually stopped a River Plate shot with his head. A “wave” of Boca players appropriately hounded Vigliano: Poseidon must have been watching carefully, as River’s Uruguayan striker Rodrigo Mora ended up skying his penalty to restore some karma.
However, the the tide turned once more as River scored a late goal in the 78th minute to salvage a draw for the hosts.
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