In a game that reflected the poor form of both clubs, River Plate toppled Boca Juniors 1-0 in El Monumental before a raucous sell-out crowd, who set the tone for the match by unveiling a massive flag in support of River.
From the outset, River was the stronger team with 18 year old playmaker Erik Lamela acting as the star of the show. When he was just 12, Barcelona tried to steal El Coco right from under the noses of River’s directors, but after long negotiations, Los Millonarios came to an agreement with the youngsters parents, and Erik stayed in Argentina.
Six years later, the number 10 is showing signs of being the next big thing in Argentine soccer, and his performance in El Superclasico Tuesday night may have been his coming out party.
Lamela played ex-Real Betis hitman Mariano Pavone through on goal after 16 minutes…
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