Chiquito Romero spoke about the most controversial play that had him as the protagonist in Boca’s victory in the superclásico

Chiquito Romero spoke about the most controversial play that had him as the protagonist in Boca’s victory in the superclásico
Chiquito Romero spoke about the most controversial play that had him as the protagonist in Boca’s victory in the superclásico

The xeneize won by a resounding 3-2 against River in a superclassic that will go down in history.

April 22, 2024, 05:02 a.m.

Boca goalkeeper, Sergio “Chiquito” Romero, spoke about the controversial play that was defined by the VAR. (Photo: TN)

He vibrant match between Boca and River in Córdoba for the quarterfinals of the League Cup will be remembered for a long time by both fans. The thing is that, at the moment when the millionaire tied the game, the VAR intervened to annul the goal against defender Cristian Lema who, for the linesman, had scored 2-2 for River, which had started winning 1-0 the superclassic.

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In his dialogue with the press after leaving the locker room, the brand new Boca goalkeeper Sergio “Chiquito” Romero was lapidary in his point of view about the play in which he took a decisive ball from below the three sticks. “No, he couldn’t get in“said the former goalkeeper of the Argentine national team without hesitation.

Boca beat River 3-2 and qualified for the semifinals of the 2024 League Cup. (Photo: Foto Baires).

Boca won the superclásico 3-2 and Romero was an essential part of that victory. Not only because of that save he showed that his reflexes are intact. But because he had several interventions that prevented River from getting closer to the scoreboard.

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The controversial play occurred in the second half; when after a header from River forward Miguel Borja, the ball seemed to completely enter Boca’s goal. The referee validated the goal based on the criteria of the linesman. However The VAR annulled the goal that meant the tie for Nuñez’s team.

“The most important thing is that in the technology that is used, that the referee has the clock. Because That tells you whether it is a goal or not a goal instantly.. It was a ball that was very on the limit. I didn’t want to tell my teammates if he came in or not. Because I was waiting for the VAR decision,” explained the brand new goalkeeper as he left the locker room.

 
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