Although the Estadio Monumental remained locked and the Superliga must now decide what to do with River Plate there were two other Copa Superliga matches on Saturday with Boca Juniors and Independiente off to winning starts.
A week on from their Superliga title triumph Boca proved too much for Godoy Cruz in Mendoza.
Julio Buffarini’s impressive form of late saw the full-back thrash Boca in front early and although Tomás Badaloni headed the home side level, Buffarini played a key role in Boca immediately restoring their lead. The 31-year-old slipped in Eduardo Salvio and the former Argentina winger drilled a low shot across goal inside the far post.
Both sides struck the woodwork either side of half time with Ramón Ábila close to extending Boca’s lead before Juan Brunetta came within inches of a sensational equaliser.
Although Godoy Cruz were giving the Superliga’s best defence more problems that perhaps expected when Carlos Izquierdoz made it three with a little over twenty minutes remaining, the result looked beyond doubt.
Substitute Jorman Campuzano headed a late fourth and with it Boca made a comfortable start to the Copa Superliga in Zone A.
Independiente also picked up three points in the same group with a 1-0 win over Vélez Sarsfield at an empty Estadio Libertadores de América.
Both sides had chances and although Thiago Almada came closest for Vélez the game was eventually settled from the penalty spot. Fabricio Bustos adjudged to have been tripped by goalkeeper Lucas Hoyos and Superliga leading scorer Silvio Romero blasting in from twelve yards.
The small sample of back-to-back wins for Independiente certainly backing Lucas Pusineri’s decision to give Andrés Roa and a number of the academy youngsters an opportunity.