(R) Copa Libertadores 2007 - Jun 20

(R) Copa Libertadores 2007 - Jun 20

Post by Jesus Petr » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 23:33:52


Finals, second leg

 Grmio (P Alegre-BRA) 0-2 Boca Juniors (B Aires-ARG)
  [Riquelme 69', 81'; agg.: Boca 5-0]
  Boca beat the record of biggest aggregate win in a
  Libertadores final. The previous records were their own
  win over Santos FC in 2003 and S?o Paulo's win over
  Atltico-PR in 2005 (both 5-1).
  Diego Souza hit the bar with a shot late in the first
  half then couldn't capitalize on a rebound from a Schiavi
  header to the post early in the second, but that was all
  Grmio had to offer in their quest for an improbable
  comeback. Riquelme received from Ibarra (?) just inside
  the box and sent a shot to the opposite corner, out of
  Saja's reach. Later he released Palacio on the right
  flank and beat two defenders to the rebound from his
  fellow's shot into Saja's foot to make it 2-0. A comical
  foul by Schiavi on Palermo gifted a penalty to Boca, but
  as usual, Palermo (the man who lost three penalties in a
  single game) sent his shot awfully wide. Why does he
  still takes the PKs for Boca?

 Riquelme was Man of the Match, and the best player in the
competition.

 Boca has now six Copa titles and are qualified to the Club
World Cup next December in Japan, joining AC Milan (ITA),
Pachuca CF (MEX) and Waitakere United (NZL).

 Tchau!
 Jesus Petry

 
 
 

(R) Copa Libertadores 2007 - Jun 20

Post by Clémen » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 23:48:30


(..)

Quote:
>   Diego Souza hit the bar with a shot late in the first
>   half then couldn't capitalize on a rebound from a Schiavi
>   header to the post early in the second, but that was all
>   Grmio had to offer in their quest for an improbable
>   comeback.

Well put. Two balls hitting the post could give a wrong idea about
Grmio's performance last night, but the truth is they were never
close to scoring, other than that.

I thought they played much better at La Bombonera, to be honest -
althought this is not a fair comparison, due to the fact that they
didn't have to overcome a three-goal deficit before that game.

(...)

Quote:
>   A comical
>   foul by Schiavi on Palermo gifted a penalty to Boca, but
>   as usual, Palermo (the man who lost three penalties in a
>   single game) sent his shot awfully wide. Why does he
>   still takes the PKs for Boca?

Lol. He must have shot wide on purpose. Another 3-0 would have been
too much.

Quote:
>  Riquelme was Man of the Match, and the best player in the
> competition.

What were they thinking?!? =D

Quote:
>  Boca has now six Copa titles and are qualified to the Club
> World Cup next December in Japan, joining AC Milan (ITA),
> Pachuca CF (MEX) and Waitakere United (NZL).

Go, Waitakere United!!! (What a crappy football year 2007 has been to
me... and it doesn't look like it's going to be better anytime soon).

Abra?o,

Luiz Mello