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90th minute equalizer for River off a corner kick.
This is an exciting match!
What a save by Rochet!
Long shootout - Johnny shoots eighth, and makes. Everyone has made except for a bizarre double touch by River leading off the seventh round, followed by a post by Inter.
Johnny great relieved celebration after his make.
Now the shoutout is delayed as they are switching to the opposite side of the field because the penalty spot is so chewed up that shooters have been slipping.
After River’s Rojas hits the crossbar in the tenth round, GK Rochet steps up and makes to put Inter through. Wild stuff but good for Johnny, who had a solid match including the assist.
Internacional win on the PK scored by their GK, Rochet!
Libertadores quarterfinal first leg against Bolivar, on the road at a stunning stadium in the mountains. Johnny with the start.
Brilliant Enner Valencia goal makes it 1-0, lead pass from Alan Patrick and great strike to the lower far corner at full speed by Valencia.
Bolivar bringing an intensity that Inter can’t match - but they may also deserve some yellows shortly. Lots of late contact and wildly swinging legs.
johnny has been clean - a sweet back heel, no turnovers I remember.
Halftime. Statistically getting their butts kicked, but winning and somewhat comfortable. It’s a war crime that the only yellow went to inter’s left back, though - one foul by Inter total, 5-6 yellowish plays by Bolivar.
Johnny does well to head down a cross, maintain possession a distribute on a play that leads to a counter that Enner Valencia wants back, after he touches it too close to the keeper to shoot.
Johnny sweet slide tackle in the defensive third to change possession. Inter playing better this half, but also already time-wasting.
Bolivar header off the crossbar, Johnny gets the rebound and clears. Bolivar starting to dominate again, could be time for changes.
After subs, Johnny playing less like a 6 - more like the right side of a three man midfield.
Johnny attempts 40 yard 1 v 3 run on goal. Still 1-0.
Late tackle 30 yards out by Johnny - the kind of landing on the attacker’s foot play that has been getting cards, but he gets away with just a foul.
Wins a header under pressure to clear what is maybe Bolivar’s last chance.
Full time and an impressive, important win giving them the advantage going into the second leg.
johnny did little wrong on the ball, but the squad also badly lost the possession battle.
Johnny back in action. In the semifinal, starts against Fluminese at the Maracana. A few fans in attendance, along with a lot of smoke obscuring jerssey numbers.
Fluminese score after a midfield turnover and a quick break. Defenders not involved in the turnover kept rotating toward the ball, ensuring there would be an open man. Johnny was trying to hustle back to cover but too late. 1-0.
Johnny with the turnover-foul-ref warning sequence we’ve all done.
Game is a bit nuts. Marcelo, with a 1-0 lead, and playing left back, was pressing on the high right side of the attack. Enner Valencia puts the ball in the net, but called back later as three attackers were at least five yards offside but the flag initially stayed down.
Johnny with a yellow late in the half. Inter equalize. Johnny subbed out at the half.
not his best, under tough circumstances.
Finished 2-2, the second leg to be played on Wednesday.
Johnny starting against Cruzeiro in a Paramount+ match. Looks like a double pivot with Aranguiz.