Copa Argentina: Boca Juniors hit Alvarado for six to progress to last 32 (VIDEO)


Just as Independiente and River Plate proved too much for their lower league opposition in this year’s Copa Argentina, Boca Juniors made light work of Torneo Federal A club Alvarado.

The Superliga champions fielded a strong side in Lanús and raced into a four-goal lead before eventually settling for six to book their place in the last 32.

It took four minutes for Boca to break the deadlock and almost in spectacular fashion as recent signing Mauro Zárate hammered a free-kick against the crossbar and Lisandro Magallán was able to take advantage, heading into the unguarded net.

Twenty minutes later Cristian Pavón raced down the left and just as he has done so many times over the past 18 months crossed for the number nine, in this case Ramón Abila, to tap in from close range.

Pablo Pérez swiftly added a third, skidding a shot under hapless goalkeeper Matías Quinteros from 30 yards and soon after saw a deflected effort make it four.

Independiente’s eight-goal record set only a couple of weeks ago looked under threat but Boca were coasting.

Paolo Goltz smashed in a fifth after his initial header had come back off the post and when the lively Sebastián Villa was brought down in the box, Carlos Tevez chalked up number six from the spot.

Boca face San Martín de Tucumán in the next round before a possible last 16 clash with Gimnasia.

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