Argentina Football: El Superclasico of Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Superclasico Argentina Futbol - Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Today was the Superclasico. The Superclasico is like a subway series like Cubs/White Sox or Yanks/Mets with a Super Bowl like status on steriods. It’s a game held once a year between the 2 most successful Argentine Soccer Clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate. I can’t begin to explain what the game was like because tickets were virtually unavailable. However, from just watching the game on tv you could see how tense the rivalry is and what the game meant to both sides. Rather anti-climatic the Superclasico ended in a 1-1 draw. I agree, you would think a game of this stature would merit a shoot out. Maybe this will give you a taste of its intensity…

I gotta say though, the only thing I don’t like about watching these games is all the over acting players do to get a call. I’m all for a little extra ‘enthusiasm’ but rolling around, grabbing your face, while kicking and screaming is a bit much – come on guys.

Check out the ESPN Deportes post game recap (in Spanish)

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