River did not show any clear signs of good football. In fact, the team hardly had any clear chances, with Abreu's header towards the end of the match being the only one coming to mind. The only people who put on a show were River's fans, who received the team with over 3,000 red-and-white balloons in the stands:
Don't get me wrong, Boca weren't all that magnificent either, but they had a few chances and were able to clinch the three points thanks to this header by Sebastian Battaglia that finished inside the net:
River's poor performance left every Riverplatense a bit worried and upset, though -surprisingly- it didn't affect me too much. I think it's a bit because we are still on top in the rankings (..and Boca is still behind us), but mainly because of the excitement of awaiting the Copa Libertadores match vs. San Lorenzo. Unlike yesterday's game, if we lose or tie on Thursday (and in certain cases even if we win), we will be eliminated from this year's edition of the tournament. We've lost two extremely important games this last week, but the most important one of the three still remains. So here's hoping the best for "la banda". Vamos River!