Boca reached the semifinals of the Argentine Cup and River, KO

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Boca Juniors qualified on Wednesday for the semifinals of the Argentine Cup after beating Quilmes 3-2 in Mendoza, an occasion in which there would be no superclassic as River Plate suffered an unexpected elimination after falling on penalties 4-3 against Patronato de Paraná after equalizing 2 -2 in regulation time, in La Rioja.

Darío Benedetto and the young Gonzalo Morales and Luca Langoni scored for Boca in a 3-2 win over Quilmes, who scored through the middle Julian Bonetto and Mariano Pavone.

After this victory for ‘Xeneize’ against a rival from the second division of Argentine football at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, the team hosted by Hugo Ibarra He is two wins away from adding a new title.

The auriazul squad wore black bracelets in mourning after the death of a supporter following an accident involving a bus transporting more than 30 fans from Buenos Aires to Mendoza.

Boca’s opponent in the semifinals will be Patronato de Paraná, who surprised River Plate and eliminated it in a match played at the Carlos Augusto Mercado Luna stadium in La Rioja after a two-legged tie with goals from Jonathan Herrera and Marcelo Estigarribia for the winner, while Bruno Zuculini and Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero scored for ‘Millionaire’.

In terms of penalties, the performance of goalkeeper Facundo Altamirano was key, stopping Matías Suárez’s last shot so that Jorge Valdéz Chamorro eventually sealed the classification of the people from Entre Ríos to the semifinals.

The elimination of River from the Copa Argentina condemns the “Millionaire” to a very bad year that will end, almost certainly, without titles and with uncertainty if he will be able to seal his participation in the next edition of the Copa Libertadores .

The other semifinal of this edition of the Argentine Cup will be played by Banfield and Talleres de Córdoba, the latter eliminating Independiente on Wednesday after winning 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw in a match held at the Centenario stadium from in Chaco.

Banfield sealed their passport this time on Tuesday after beating Godoy Cruz 3-1 also on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Source: La Verdad

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