The goal came 18 minutes into the second half, when the Colombian rebounded from left to right, and as the ball appeared to be advancing for a long distance, he delivered a shout in the left corner to the Ecuadorian player Arboleda.
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Then Cardona was replaced as he suffered from pain in his right leg due to the effort he put into reaching the ball in the play in which he scored.
But as the match neared twilight, Emmanuel Maas’s expulsion gave Banfield oxygen, which never stopped trying. Thus, in the extra fifth minute, Luciano Lolo hit a free kick that landed at Xeneize and diverted the agonizing equalizer.
Later, in a penalty shootout, Boca all five hit their shots, while Jorge Rodriguez at Banfield squandered his shot over the bar Esteban Andrada.
In this way, Miguel Angel Russo won the Maradona Cup, a competition set up by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) to reconfigure the domestic league after a hiatus imposed by the pandemic.
Thus, the Riverside team achieved its second consecutive title, since it was champion of the Argentine League last March, before the arrival of Covid-19 in the country.