- Transfers: When money is not everything: De Rossi goes to Boca Juniors
The day finally arrived that all Boca Juniors fans had marked on the calendar since it was announced a few weeks ago, one of the most exotic signings in club history was announced. Daniele De Rossi was finally wearing the Xeneize shirt in the Argentina Cup match that was facing his new team against Almagro, a team that is currently in the Argentine Second Division.
And the debut could not start better. At 28 minutes the Italian showed off his air power and finished a corner at the bottom of the goal. If he was already the most acclaimed before entering the lawn in the presentation of the players, from that moment it was confirmed that La Bombonera already has a new idol.
In the rest of the game De Rossi, despite not having the physical freshness of yesteryear, showed why he became one of the best midfielders in Europe in the past decade: in the 77 minutes he was in the field he never lost his place , had a great percentage of success in the passes and recovered several balls.
In addition to premiering as a scorer, the former Roma captain, who has always had the reputation of being a tough guy on the pitch, received his first yellow in Argentina. Curiously, the referee admonished him for an action very similar to the one he has tattooed on his leg.
Despite the good feelings personally, the negative note of the debut was put by the team's result. The Italian goal was not enough to win the game and Boca subsequently fell on penalties, which left the fans with a bittersweet taste.
The positive reading for Boca is that they are still alive in Libertadores and that De Rossi, as he showed yesterday, still wants to compete despite his 36 years.
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