The brutal ball in the face of Carlos Zambrano that almost left him KO

The brutal ball in the face of Carlos Zambrano that almost left him KO

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A curious play had as its protagonist and victim Carlos Zambrano in the first half of the final that Boca and Banfield played at the San Juan Bicentennial Stadium. The clock was about to reach a quarter of an hour match when the Peruvian rejected a ball that crashed in his face.


The pressure exerted by the forward of the Drill and former River, Fabián Bordagaray, took effect. The attacker came to cover the rejection of the Inca defender, who suffered the return of the ball in the middle of his face. Totally moved, he was lying on the ground until the appearance of Facundo Tello, who had to make sure that he was fit to continue.


As if it were a boxer who was counting the seconds on the canvas, the defender xeneize He rejoined and raised his thumb to continue on the court. And it was logical: he has the opportunity to obtain his second title since arriving in Boca in a final that has him among the headlines. Russo opted for the central duo made up of Lisandro López and Cali Izquierdoz in the Libertadores but gave the man of the Peruvian team minutes in the Diego Maradona Cup. And for this decisive duel he opted for the Carlos despite the fact that many gave Lichi López among the initials.


This was the fourteenth meeting that Zambrano starred in with the blue and gold jersey. Former Dynamo Kiev felt a discomfort in the complement but managed to finish the problem without problems. The same did not happen with three of his colleagues who had to request the change due to injury: Colombians Jorman Campuzano (suffered from a strain in his right hamstring) and Edwin Cardona (Unusually, he noticed pain in his right adductor muscle after finishing for 1-0) and Diego González, with a discomfort in his left knee that left everyone worried.

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