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Roberto Mouzo (Boca) and Ramón Díaz (River)
during a 1981 Superclásico
LocationBuenos Aires, Argentina
First meeting24 August 1913
Primera División
(River Plate 2–1 Boca Juniors)[1][2][3][4]
Latest meeting25 April 2024
Copa de la Liga Profesional
(River Plate 2–3 Boca Juniors)
StadiumsLa Bombonera (Boca Juniors)
Más Monumental (River Plate)
Meetings total262
Most winsBoca Juniors (92)
Most player appearancesReinaldo Merlo
(42 matches)
All-time seriesBoca Juniors: 92
Draw: 84
River Plate: 86
Largest victoryBoca Juniors 6–0 River Plate
(23 December 1928)
River Plate 5–1 Boca Juniors
(19 October 1941)[5]

Superclásico is the football match in Argentina between Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. It derives from the Spanish usage of "clásico" to mean derby, with the prefix "super" used as the two clubs are the most popular and successful clubs in Argentine football. In fact, the term 'Clásico' originated in Argentina, particularly with this match up and it was later exported to other countries such as Spain and Mexico.[6] According to some statistics, they command more than 70% of all Argentine football fans between them.[7]

The Superclásico is known worldwide as one of the fiercest and most important derbies.[8] In April 2004, the English newspaper The Observer put the Superclásico at the top of their list of "50 sporting things you must do before you die", saying that "Derby day in Buenos Aires makes the Old Firm game look like a primary school kick-about",[9] and in 2016 the British football magazine FourFourTwo considered it the "biggest derby in the world".[10] That same year The Daily Telegraph ranked this match as the "biggest club rivalry in world football",[11] and the Daily Mirror placed it number one in the top 50 football derbies in the world, above El Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, in 2017.[12]

Origins and background[edit]

Boca Juniors starting line-up for the first official Superclásico, 1913

The two clubs Boca and River Plate both have origins in La Boca, the working class dockland area of Buenos Aires, with River being founded in 1901 and Boca in 1905. River, however, moved to the affluent district of Núñez in the north of the city in 1925. Since then, Boca Juniors has been known as the club of Argentina's working class or the people's club, with many Boca fans coming from the local Italian immigrant community. Boca fans are actually known as "Xeneizes" ("Genoese").[13] By contrast, River Plate became known by the nickname, Los Millonarios (The Millionaires), with a supposedly upper-class support base.[8] Both clubs, however, have supporters from all social classes.[13]

By 1913, both club had their fields in La Boca and had not won any league, being also far away from the popularity that would come after. The most known Argentine football rivalry until then had been AlumniBelgrano A.C. (both clubs from Belgrano) until Alumni disbanded in 1911 and Belgrano disaffiliated from the AFA. Racing Club de Avellaneda became the first of the Big Five when that same year won the first of their seven consecutive league titles.[14]

Before their first official match, Boca and River had played two friendlies (1908 and 1912). River Plate's nickname was Darseneros (the most popular Millonarios came in 1931). The match was played on August 24, 1913 at Racing Club Stadium, with River winning 2–1.[1][2][3][4] 7,000 spectators attended the match,[14] and goals were scored by Cándido García and Antonio Ameal Pereyra (River) and Marcos Meyer (Boca).[15]

The palomita goal scored by Severino Varela in 1943 became legendary

The Superclásico is particularly noted for the passion of the fans, with what the BBC describe as "a sea of colourful flowing banners, screams and roars, chanting, dancing and never-ending fireworks".[8] Both sets of supporters sing passionate chants aimed at their rivals, often based on popular Argentine rock band tunes. Each stadium, Boca's La Bombonera and River's El Monumental are known to bounce with the simultaneous jumping of the fans. At times, the matches have been known to end in fights between the "barra brava" (violent factions) of both sides or with the police.[16]

Angel Labruna dribbling in a 1950 match

Boca fans refer to River supporters as "gallinas" ("chickens") claiming the lack of guts of River players. Despite the fact that their club traces back its roots to La Boca, River fans refer to their Boca rivals as "los chanchitos" ("little pigs") because they claim their stadium, located in the less affluent La Boca area, smells most of the time,[8] as well as "bosteros" ("manure collectors"), a reference to the smell of a polluted river in La Boca.[13] Another infamous slur, coined in the late 1990s over remarks of Boca's forward Diego Latorre, is to brand Boca Juniors as "The Cabaret", due to the alleged aspiration of some players to steal the limelight.[17]

The rivalry between the two clubs can also affect players, particularly those who are transferred between the two clubs. Cataldo Spitale was the first to make the change, when he left Boca to sign for River in 1933. Oscar Ruggeri, who moved to River from Boca in 1985 said, "It's not easy I can tell you. One side looks on you as a traitor and the other doesn't really trust you. You need time to adapt and a lot of character to win people over." Some players have gone so far as to state that they would not play for the other club such as River's Uruguayan player Enzo Francescoli while Diego Maradona during his time playing for Argentinos Juniors, refused to even consider a move to El Monumental, stating that his dream was to play for Boca.[18] In 1992, José Luis Villarreal won the league title with Boca, and left the following year to River. Although he was received very well by River fans, and won the 1993 and 1994 league titles there, Boca fans never forgave him, and he says he hasn't been to La Bombonera since then to avoid problems.[18]

Recently, on March 21 in the Clausura 2010 tournament, the two teams started playing in La Bombonera. In the ninth minute of play, the match was suspended because of heavy rainfall in Buenos Aires. The pitch was practically flooded, but in spite of this, referee Héctor Baldassi stated that the match could be played.[19] In the course of the match, the two teams were unable to keep possession because the ball became repeatedly bogged down. The match restarted four days later, on March 25, and was played with two halves of 41 minutes.[19] This was the first Superclásico suspended in history.[20]

Puerta 12 tragedy[edit]

Gate 12, under custody, the day after the tragedy

On June 23, 1968, in El Monumental, after a 0–0 match between the two teams, 71 fans were killed in a crush at gate 12, with 150 fans left injured. The disaster was the worst incident in the history of Argentine football and the majority of the dead were teenagers and young adults; the average age of the victims was 19. There are various claims as to what exactly happened that day. Some claim that the disaster happened after Boca Juniors fans threw burning River flags from the upper tiers of the stadium, causing a stampede of their own fans in the lower tier.[21]

Others claim that it happened after River fans arrived at the Boca section, causing the stampede of the visiting fans. Yet others claim that gate 12 was locked, or would not open at the time, and that the fans at the back did not hear the ones at the front telling them to stop coming in. William Kent, River's former president, claimed that the police were the culprits, as they began repressing Boca fans after they had thrown urine at them from the stands. Some witnesses claim that the turnstiles to the exit were blocked by a huge iron pole.[22]

After three years of investigation, a government inquiry found no one guilty, much to the disappointment of the families of the victims. Since the tragedy, the gates at El Monumental have been identified by letters instead of numbers.[23]

At the end of the 1968 season, the 68 football clubs in the Argentine Football Association collected 100,000 pesos for the families of the deceased.

From River's relegation to the 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals[edit]

Since the turn of the century, the rivalry has intensified to different levels. A series of fierce meetings and violent events rekindled international attention to the derby.

Boca eliminated River in the 2000 Copa Libertadores and 2004 Copa Libertadores, winning the title in 2000, 2001 and 2003, and reaching the finals in 2004. Moreover, in June 2011, River was relegated for the first time in its history.

Since its promotion in 2012, River eliminated Boca in the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, 2015 Copa Libertadores, 2017 Supercopa Argentina, 2018 Copa Libertadores, and the 2019 Copa Libertadores, lifting the trophy on all of those occasions, except the 2019 Copa Libertadores.

During the 2015 Copa Libertadores, River Plate players were attacked at half time by a Boca fan that spread pepper spray as the players were entering the dressing rooms. As a result, the game was suspended and River were awarded the qualification. Boca, on the other hand, were disqualified from competition in the tournament and were faced with sanctions imposed by from CONMEBOL. At the time of the attack, River was winning the series 1–0.

In the 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals, the bus carrying Boca's players to the El Monumental was attacked by River fans who threw large objects after the police withdrew from the zone. The game was suspended and despite Boca's requests to have River disqualified, the game was moved to Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. After drawing 2–2 at La Bombonera and losing its home field advantage, River famously won the game 3–1 after extra time (5–3 on aggregate). Through the series, Boca was always ahead until the extra time of the return leg. Given the rivalry and the stage, and the fact of having been played in Europe, the 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals gathered unusual attention outside South America.


Overall record[edit]

As of 21 April 2024. Only official matches are included.[24]

Type Competition Games
Draws River
League Primera División 214 78 65 71 291 274
Total (league) 214 78 65 71 291 274
National cups Copa Competencia Jockey Club 3 0 1 2 3 6
Copa Centenario de la AFA 2 0 1 1 0 1
Copa Adrián Escobar [note 1] 1 0 1 0 0 0
Copa de Competencia Británica 1 1 0 0 2 0
Supercopa Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 2
Copa de la Liga Profesional 5 2 3 1 8 8
Copa Argentina 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total (national cups) 16 3 8 5 14 18
CONMEBOL competitions Copa Libertadores [note 2] 28 11 8 9 32 26
Copa Sudamericana 2 0 1 1 0 1
Supercopa Libertadores [note 3] 2 0 2 0 1 1
Total (CONMEBOL) 32 11 11 10 33 28
Total (official matches) 262 92 84 86 338 320
  1. ^ Both clubs only played a semifinal in the 1942 edition. After the match ended 0–0, River qualified to the finals by corner kicks awarded, according to the competition rules.[25]
  2. ^ In the 2004 edition, River won the second leg 2–1 (so it was listed as a won game). After the series ended 2–2 in goals, Boca qualified to play the finals after a penalty shoot-out.[26]
  3. ^ In the 1994 edition and after the series ended 0–0 in goals, Boca qualified by penalty shoot-out.[27]

Primera División matches[edit]

Includes only matches in the Primera División since their first official game in 1913.[24]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j River was the home team.
  2. ^ Some historians do not include this match due to the championship was annulled, prior the creation of dissident Asociación Amateurs de Football, with River Plate being one of the teams that joined the new league (while Boca Juniors remained in the official body). As a result, the Superclásico would not be played until 1927 after both, official and dissident associations, merged.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Boca was the home team.

Head-to-head statistics in Primera División[edit]

Boca Juniors Wins 78
Draws 65
River Plate Wins 71
Matches played 214

National cups[edit]

The list below includes matches in national cup competitions. The club name in bold indicates a win. The score is given at full-time, in the goals columns the goal scorer and time when goal was scored is noted.

  1. ^ River won 3–2 on most corner kicks awarded, qualifying to the next round.[28]
  2. ^ Boca as home team.
  3. ^ River as home team.
  4. ^ a b Boca Juniors advanced to the next stage after penalty shoot-out.

Head-to-head statistics in national cups[edit]

Boca Juniors Wins 3
Draws 8
River Plate Wins 5
Matches played 16

Copa Libertadores[edit]

These are only matches in the Copa Libertadores, club name in bold indicate win. The score is given at full-time, in the goals columns the goal scorer and time when goal was scored is noted.

  1. ^ River Plate as home team.
  2. ^ After the series ended 2–2 on aggregate, Boca won after a penalty shoot-out.
  3. ^ Game ruled forfeit by CONMEBOL Article 22 after it was suspended at 0–0 at half-time because of an attack on River Plate players in the tunnel with tear gas as they came out for the second half in Estadio Alberto J. Armando. CONMEBOL disqualified Boca Juniors from the tournament, with severe future CONMEBOL sanctions.
  4. ^ Because of an attack by River Plate fans towards the Boca Juniors bus at River Plate's home ground, injuring players on 24 November 2018, CONMEBOL moved the match to Madrid, Spain, at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, home of Real Madrid C.F. The venue change was for both security and convenience for the winner

Head-to-head statistics in the Copa Libertadores[edit]

Boca Juniors Wins 11
Draws 8
River Plate Wins 9
Matches played 28

Other international cups[edit]

These are only matches in other international cups. The club name in bold indicates a win. The score is given at full-time, in the goals columns the goal scorer and time when goal was scored is noted.

# Cup Year Date R Venue Winner Score Goals (H) Goals (A)
1 Supercopa Libertadores 1994 6 Oct QF River (Draw) 0–0
2 Supercopa Libertadores 1994 13 Oct QF Boca (Draw) 1–1 (5–4 p.) [n4 1] L. Carranza (6) Francescoli (48)
3 Copa Sudamericana 2014 20 Nov SF Boca (Draw) 0–0
4 Copa Sudamericana 2014 27 Nov SF River River 1–0 Pisculichi (16)
  1. ^ After the series ended 0–0 in goals, Boca qualified to the semifinals by penalty shoot-out.[27]

Head-to-head statistics in other international cups[edit]

Boca Juniors Wins 0
Draws 3
River Plate Wins 1
Matches played 4

Friendly matches[edit]

List of all the non-official games played since their first match ever in 1908:[24]

  1. ^ Located in Mar del Plata, was the main stadium of the city until the Estadio José María Minella was inaugurated in 1978.
  2. ^ suspended after the 4th goal for incidents by River supporters
  3. ^ Played in Miami, USA.
  4. ^ Played in Mexico DF.

Head-to-head statistics in Friendlies matches[edit]

Boca Juniors Wins 46
Draws 37
River Plate Wins 41
Matches played 124

Single eliminations between the two rivals[edit]

As of 2021, 21 single eliminations between Boca Juniors and River Plate had been played, three of them tournament's finals. River holds the upper hand, with 13 wins over Boca.[29]

  1. 1915 Copa Competencia: Boca 1–1 River; River 4–2 Boca (River won)[nb 1]
  2. 1918 Copa Competencia: River 1–0 Boca (River won)[nb 2]
  3. 1937 Primera División: River 5–3 Boca (River won)[nb 3]
  4. 1942 Copa Adrián C. Escobar semifinal: River 0–0 Boca (River won 3–2 on corner kicks)[nb 4]
  5. 1946 Copa de Competencia Británica semi-final: Boca 2–0 River (Boca won)[nb 3]
  6. 1969 Metropolitano semifinal: River 0–0 Boca (River won)[nb 5]
  7. 1972 Nacional semifinal: River 3–2 Boca (River won)[nb 6]
  8. 1976 Nacional final: Boca 1–0 River (Boca won)[nb 5]
  9. 1989 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores requalifying final: River 0–0 Boca; Boca 0–0 River; Boca 1–2 River (River won)[nb 6]
  10. 1993 Copa Centenario: Boca 0–0 River; River 1–0 Boca (River won) [nb 7]
  11. 1994 Supercopa Libertadores: River 0–0 Boca; Boca 1–1 River (Boca won 5–4 by penalty shoot-out)
  12. 2000 Copa Libertadores quarterfinals: River 2–1 Boca; Boca 3–0 River (Boca won)
  13. 2004 Copa Libertadores semifinals: Boca 1–0 River; River 2–1 Boca (Boca won 5–4 by penalty shoot-out)
  14. 2014 Copa Sudamericana semifinals: Boca 0–0 River; River 1–0 Boca (River won)
  15. 2015 Copa Libertadores round of 16: River 1–0 Boca; Boca 0–0 River (River won)[nb 8]
  16. 2017 Supercopa Argentina final: Boca 0–2 River (River won)[nb 9]
  17. 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals: Boca 2–2 River; River 3–1 Boca (River won)[nb 10]
  18. 2019 Copa Libertadores semifinals: River 2–0 Boca; Boca 1–0 River (River won)
  19. 2021 Copa de la Liga Profesional quarterfinals: Boca 1–1 River (Boca won 4–2 by penalty shoot-out)[nb 11]
  20. 201920 Copa Argentina round of 16: Boca 0–0 River (Boca won 4–1 by penalty shoot-out)[nb 12]
  21. 2024 Copa de la Liga Profesional quarterfinals: River 2–3 (Boca won)
  1. ^ Second leg played at GEBA
  2. ^ Played at Racing
  3. ^ a b Match to decide the middle-season's first place, played at Estadio Gasómetro
  4. ^ Played at Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti
  5. ^ a b River won by goal average. Played at Racing
  6. ^ a b Played at Vélez, River knocked out Boca of the next edition of Copa Libertadores.
  7. ^ Second leg played at Vélez
  8. ^ Second leg discontinued at half-time because a pepper-spray attack on several River players by Boca fans. Boca were eventually disqualified by CONMEBOL.[30]
  9. ^ Played at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
  10. ^ Second leg played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
  11. ^ Played at Estadio Alberto J. Armando. River had to make seven starting-players substitutions just hours before the match, after a COVID-19 outbreak infected 15 squad members, among them all the professional goalkeepers.[31]
  12. ^ Played at the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata

Match records[edit]

Player records[edit]

Players who have played for both clubs[edit]

List of 101 players who have played for Boca Juniors and River Plate

Players who played for one club in youth career and for rival club in senior career[edit]

Coaches who worked at both clubs[edit]

Played for one club and coached the rival club[edit]

River's greatest moments[edit]

  • August 24, 1913: River won the first official Superclásico 3–1.
  • October 19, 1941: The River team of the 1940s known as "La Máquina" beat Boca 5–1, their biggest win over Boca, on their way to the Argentine championship.
  • July 19, 1942: River won 4–0, equaling their biggest win over Boca.
  • November 8, 1942: River came back from 2–0 down to a 2–2 draw, clinching the championship of that year in the home of their archrivals for first time in history.
  • December 8, 1955: River won the second championship at La Bombonera after a 2–1 victory over Boca.
  • February 10, 1966: River won 2–1 at El Monumental in a match for the 1966 Copa Libertadores, in the first ever meeting of the clubs in international competitions.
  • October 15, 1972: River came back from 4–2 down to win 5–4 in the highest scoring Superclásico in history.
  • November 9, 1977: River came back from 1–0 down in La Bombonera to win 2–1 with a last minute goal from a 40 meters dash of Pedro Alexis González [es], securing River's top position in the 1977 Metropolitano championship, which they won in the next round.
  • April 6, 1986: In a game remembered for being played with an orange ball, River won 2–0 at La Bombonera right after winning the 1985–86 championship.
  • July 27, 1989: River won 2–1 the re-qualifying final of the 1989 Liguilla pre-Libertadores preventing Boca's qualification for Copa Libertadores 1990.
  • July 18, 1993: River won 1–0 in José Amalfitani Stadium, with a Walter Silvani's golden goal, to eliminate Boca from the Copa Centenario, a tournament that was to commemorate AFA's 100 years since its foundation. It was the first and only Superclásico decided with a golden goal.
  • December 11, 1994: River won 3–0 at La Bombonera, securing the 1994 Apertura.
  • March 23, 1997: River came back from 3–0 down to draw 3–3, costing Boca a famous win at El Monumental
  • March 10, 2002: River won 3–0 at La Bombonera on their way to win the 2002 Clausura.
  • May 16, 2004: River won a decisive match at La Bombonera 1–0 with a goal from Fernando Cavenaghi, paving the way to win the 2004 Clausura.
  • October 8, 2006: River defeated Boca 3–1 at El Monumental, breaking Boca's 22 game undefeated streak
  • October 7, 2007: River won 2–0 at home to prevent Boca from going top of the table and damaged their chances of winning the 2007 Apertura.
  • March 31, 2014: River defeated Boca 2–1 at La Bombonera with a goal from defender Ramiro Funes Mori after 10 years without winning at Boca's stadium. Later they clinched the Final 2014 championship.
  • November 27, 2014: River defeated Boca 1–0 at El Monumental in the second leg of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana semifinals with a goal from Leonardo Pisculichi. The game was also memorable for the fact that goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero saved a penalty in the opening minutes of the game. River won 1–0 on aggregate and advanced to the finals for the first time since 2003. Boca were knocked out from an international competition by River for the first time in 28 years.
  • May 7, 2015: River defeated Boca 1–0 at El Monumental in the first leg of the 2015 Copa Libertadores round of 16 with a goal from Carlos Sánchez from the penalty spot. In the second leg, the game was abandoned at half-time after River players were attacked with pepper spray by Boca fans, with the score still 0–0. The match was terminated and Boca were disqualified from the tournament. River would go on to win the cup for the first time since 1996 and for the third time in club history.
  • March 14, 2018: River took revenge of the 1976 defeat in the Nacional championship final by beating Boca 2–0 to win the 2017 Supercopa Argentina in the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza. The match was the second ever final between the two adversaries.
  • December 9, 2018: After drawing 2–2 at La Bombonera in the first leg of 2018 Copa Libertadores Finals, the second leg was postponed due to River fans throwing objects at the Boca bus, injuring several players. CONMEBOL controversially decided to play the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, as Boca refused to play the second leg and River defended their right to play it at home. In Madrid, River would come back to win 3–1 in extra time in the first ever meeting between the two in an international competition final and Copa Libertadores finals.

Boca's greatest moments[edit]

  • August 2, 1908: Boca won the first Superclásico ever 4–1.
  • December 23, 1928: Boca defeated River 6–0, the biggest win in Superclásico history, with two goals from Domingo Tarasconi, Roberto Cherro and Esteban Kuko.
  • May 19, 1959: After 18 years Boca avenged their 5–1 defeat by River with a 5–1 win at La Bombonera with two goals from Jose Yudica.
  • December 9, 1962: Boca defeated River 1–0 at La Bombonera to secure the top position of 1962 championship, which they won in the next round. This match is well remembered by Boca's fans, because Antonio Roma stopped a penalty kick by Delem in the final minutes of the match.
  • December 14, 1969: Despite River's recovery from a 0–2 down, Boca won the national championship in the home of their arch-rivals after a 2–2 drawn.
  • February 3, 1974: Carlos García Cambón scored four goals on his Boca debut in a 5–2 win, the most goals scored by a single player in the Superclásico. It was also Boca's second successive 5–2 win.
  • December 22, 1976: Boca won the first ever final between the two clubs 1–0 to claim the 1976 Nacional championship.[33]
  • April 10, 1981: Boca won 3–0 on their way to winning the 1981 Metropolitano championship, with a famous goal scored by Maradona against Ubaldo Fillol.
  • March 7, 1982: Boca won 5–1 at El Monumental, in the 1982 Nacional championship, the biggest away win in the history of the Superclásico. Due to a contractual conflict, River played the match with youth players.
  • February 27, 1991: Boca came back from 3–1 down to win 4–3 in the highest scoring Superclásico in Copa Libertadores history.
  • March 31, 1991: Boca won its fifth consecutive derby of the year 1–0 at La Bombonera.
  • July 14, 1996: Claudio Caniggia scored a hat-trick to help Boca win 4–1 at La Bombonera, barely a month after River won the 1996 Copa Libertadores.
  • September 29, 1996: Boca won 3–2 at La Bombonera, with a neck goal from Hugo Romeo Guerra in injury time.
  • May 24, 2000: Having lost the first leg of the 2000 Copa Libertadores quarter-final 2–1 at El Monumental, Boca won 3–0 at home to progress to the semi-final and later go on to win the competition and the Intercontinental Cup. Boca's third goal was scored by substitute Martín Palermo after a six-month injury.
  • November 9, 2003: Boca, then champions of the 2003 Copa Libertadores, won 2–0 at El Monumental with goals scored by Brazilian striker Iarley and Sebastián Battaglia on their way to lift the Apertura 2003 title.
  • June 17, 2004: Having won the first leg of the 2004 Copa Libertadores semi-final 1–0 at La Bombonera, Boca went to El Monumental, where River scored first. With just five minutes left Carlos Tevez scored to level the score 1–1 and so give Boca a 2–1 aggregate lead. However, a last-minute goal by Cristián Nasuti for River took the match to penalties. Boca then won the penalty shootout 5–4.
  • May 4, 2008: Boca won 1–0 at La Bombonera with a goal by Sebastián Battaglia.
  • October 18, 2008: Ten-man Boca won 1–0 at El Monumental on their way to winning the 2008 Apertura.
  • January 31, 2015: At a friendly match in Mendoza, Boca won 5–0 and three River Plate players were red carded, being it the biggest win in the professional football era of the Superclásico.
  • December 11, 2016: Boca came back from 2–1 down in the half-time to win 4–2 at El Monumental with two goals scored by returning idol Carlos Tevez.


Official titles[edit]

Boca Juniors Competition River Plate
35 League titles 38
17 National cups 16
52 Total 54
4 AFA / AUF 6
22 Total 18
74 Total 72


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