Boca celebrate title with win over Unión & Sarmiento see off Atletico Rafaela in relegation dead-rubber (VIDEO)


With the title already secured it was a party atmosphere in La Bombonera on Sunday afternoon as Boca Juniors ended their season with a 2-1 victory over Unión.

The midweek draw against Olimpo had already seen the champions take their foot off the gas and amid the noise and colour of a title celebration in one of world football’s most iconic stadiums, Los Xeneizes were certainly not at 100%.

However, with the Primera’s most dangerous striker Darío Benedetto on the pitch, Boca always have goals in them and the highly sought after 27-year-old ensured victory with goals early in both halves. Two opportunistic and instinctive finishes took Benedetto’s season tally to 21 and the striker looks likely to finally get his shot in Europe.

Brian Blasi headed a goal back for Unión with half an hour remaining but Boca held on for the win and lifted their 32nd league title.

In Rafaela, Sarmiento edged the battle between two of the Primera’s relegated clubs with a 3-2 win over Atlético.

Patricio Vidal and Nicolás Rinaldi had twice put the visitors ahead only for goals by Facundo Soloa and Alfredo Pussetto to bring Atlético level. However, Vidal sealed the win with his second and now both sides begin preparation for life in the Nacional B.

Boca Juniors  2 – 1  Unión

Atlético de Rafaela  2 – 3  Sarmiento

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