Cavani’s tense back and forth with a journalist when he asked him about the lost chances against Palmeiras: “They are not that easy”

Edinson Cavani’s anger when asked about the chances he lost in Boca-Palmeiras

“You had three clear ones. Do you have to be patient for the goal to arrive?”

I had just finished the 0-0 draw between Boca y Palm trees for the first leg of the semi-final of the Libertadores Cupwhen the question, with high pulse rates, did not appeal to Edinson Cavani, who played a good game in La Bombonera, but was not fine against the rival fence. It was there that a tense back-and-forth arose between the attacker, 36 years old, and the journalist; a kind of debate about the level of danger of the three wasted opportunities by the former Napoli and PSG.

-What are the three clear ones, let’s see.

-Two headers and that one after the rebound in Weverton.

-Do you think the balls that strong are clear?

-They passed nearby.

-That’s what it seems to you. On the court things are not as easy as they sometimes look from the outside. Sometimes it comes in, sometimes it doesn’t come in, you have to continue with faith and keep working. Let’s go upstairs.

What were the actions of the discord? At 15 minutes, after a free kick by Valentín Barco, Cavani anticipated the near post and headed wide. Then, in the epilogue of the first half, when the local superiority became more marked, Edi rose after a cross from Advíncula and, in a good position, his header went wide.

There was more in the complement, more precisely at 68′ into the game. Barco tried, Weverton’s response was imperfect and he left the rebound short. There the striker went fishing, but faced with the goalkeeper’s reaction and paired with a defender, he touched the ball in an uncomfortable situation and went outside, next to a post. “We missed the goal. We had them, we had them a couple of times and we couldn’t make them happen. The team played a great game against a great team like Palmeiras. Now, let’s think about what’s coming, the weekend classic and then the second leg in which we will play everything there,” concluded the man who arrived from Valencia to fight for the seventh Copa Libertadores with Boca.

For the moment, beyond the hierarchy that their movements emanate, He only managed to convert once, in the 3-1 against Platense. Does it have to do with a bad streak? Why don’t they supply it in a better location? Cavani himself will answer the unknowns as the games go by. For now, Sunday’s Superclásico against River, also in La Bombonera, will represent an unbeatable chance to make friends with the network.

* The main actions of the duel between two giants of South America

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