After so much flirting, so much centering on the pot and no one nodding, Arturo Vidal finally set foot on Boca soil. Yes, the Chilean midfielder who was Juan Román Riquelme’s dream and who was very close to signing as Boca’s reinforcement in the last transfer market, appeared at the Boca venue with the shorts and… flamenco shirt. It is that King Arturo arrived in Argentina together with Mengao to play the first leg of the Libertadores semifinals against Vélez on Wednesday and in the previous one they took the opportunity to move there. Just for one day, of course…

The Chilean, with Flamengo in Boca. Photo: @Flamengo

How close was Vidal to joining Hugo Ibarra’s team? Very. “In 70 percent,” Gonzalo Vázquez, the midfielder’s cousin, had graphed at the beginning of July and had used his networks to reveal the desire of former Barcelona and Inter, among others. In fact, Riquelme himself and his Football Council sent him to the trans-Andean a formal proposal to seduce him with a three-year contract (a year and a half with the option to renew for another identical period). But…

Another of the postcards on the Boca property.  Photo: @Flamengo.

Another of the postcards on the Boca property. Photo: @Flamengo.

The reality is that King Arthur (35 years old) became a serial likeador and just as He winked through the networks and Boca fans were excited, he also did the same with Fla. Yes, a midfielder who knows how to play well at two points and who finally accepted the proposal -very juicy and with Libertadores included- that they made him from the Rio de Janeiro team. And precisely with the colors red and black he appeared on the Pedro Pompilio property…

Flamengo, for the first step towards the final

​This Wednesday, starting at 9:30 p.m. and broadcast by Fox Sports, Vélez will receive flamingo in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinals. The Brazilian cast will seek to step strong in Liniers to reach the revenge in the Maracaná (Wednesday 7/9) with an important advantage that allows them to dream of reaching the final.

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Vélez's squad to try to strike the first blow against Flamengo

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The referees of the date 17 of the Professional League


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