Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez is confident that the club will be able to overcome the deficit of a 2-0 defeat against River Plate in the Copa Libertadores semi-final. The crucial match between the two great rivals witnessed a disappointing outcome for Boca Juniors with the team losing to goals at crucial stages. A penalty from Rafael Borre provided the lead for the home team after just seven minutes, while Ignacio Fernandez doubled their advantage in the 70th minute. Boca Juniors’ problems were mounting and the team was reduced to 10 men in the 90th minute when Nicholas Capaldo was sent off with a straight red card.
Tevez watched his team get back to winning ways with a 1-0 success overDefensa y Justicia during the weekend. This is one of the two league matches for Boca Juniors before they prepare to host River Plate in the reverse fixture at Estadio Alberto José Armando. The possibility of a historic comeback remains high. Tevez was protected for most of the first leg since he was only called up as a substitute in the 55th minute. The former Juventus and Manchester City forward has scored only one goal in eight appearances in the Copa Libertadores this season. In the domestic league, he has fared slightly better with two goals in eight games.
“It always helps to win even if you know you have to improve. We were coming from a draw and a defeat. We had to get up and it was important to win. Luckily we are pointers and we were able to take the game forward to win. One dreams of giving people more joy than myself. It gives me pleasure to face River and I am looking forward to being back,” said Tevez, whose last goal for the team was back in August against Aldosivi.