All even in first leg between Fluminense and Boca Juniors

May 29, 2008 at 00:59 Leave a comment

Fluminense look well-placed to proceed to the finals of the Copa Libertadores after managing a 2×2 draw against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

With the estádio Bombonera unavailable, the game was held in Racing Club’s Presidente Juan Domingo Peron.

But a healthy contingent of travelling fans saw Boca go in front when Riquelme struck early on.

Flu, though, equalised through a Thiago Silva (photo) header minutes later.

Boca were again in front in the second-half when Riquelme fired home a freekick on the 64th minute.

But the Brazilians drew level when Migliore failed to hold on to Thiago Neves’ shot ten minutes later.

While Fluminense will feel confident about the return leg, Renato Gaúcho’s men will be more than aware of what happened to Boca in the quarter-finals. The Argentines drew 2×2 at home to Atlas before winning the second leg 3×0 in Mexico.

The decisive game is in the estádio Maracanã next week.

See the goals here


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