River Plate defeated Boca Juniors 2-1 in the Superclásico on the 14th date of the Professional Football League and cut an 11-year streak without beating them at the Monumental in domestic tournaments.
The previous “millionaire” conquest went back to the 2010 Apertura tournament, on date 14, with a tight 1-0. Headed defender Jonatan Maidana scored the winning goal in Juan José López’s debut as coach.
River suffered the historic decline on June 26, 2011 and returned to the top flight on June 23, 2012. The first clash with Boca at home occurred on the 12th date of the 2012 Initial tournament with a 2-2 draw. Matías Almeyda’s team won by 2 to 0 and Boca tied it in the final.
From then on, Núñez’s club suffered four defeats (with the remembered 2-4 and Carlos Tevez’s great goal) and three draws. The first equality (Transitional Tournament 2014, date 10) meant the debut of Marcelo Gallardo as technical director in a Superclásico: 1-1 with a goal from Germán Pezzella, the day that the Monumental lawn looked like a lagoon after several hours of rain incessant.
On the other hand, the River de Gallardo was implacable in the Monumental in the confrontations against Boca for international cups. Among the most remembered are the rematch of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana semifinals with Leonardo Pisculichi’s goal and Marcelo Barovero’s penalty against Emmanuel Gigliotti, and the 2-0 for the first leg of the 2019 Copa Libertadores semifinals. They met three times. and all were River triumphs.
The very final of the 2018 Copa Libertadores was suspended due to incidents with the Boca bus and the definition moved to Spain, when River became champion at the Santiago Bernabéu in Real Madrid with the 3-1 victory and Gonzalo’s memorable run ” Pity “Martinez from the end.
In this way, Gallardo achieved his first triumph as River coach against Boca in the local championships.