Reuters , Buenos Aires,
Argentina’s gain in recovering playmaker Fernando Gago was Boca Juniors’ loss as they went down to a 3-0 defeat at promoted Olimpo in the “Inicial” championship.
Gago was with Argentina preparing to try to secure their World Cup qualification away to Paraguay on Tuesday while Boca travelled south to Bahia Blanca to meet Olimpo on Sunday..
“I’m worried about our irregular performances…In two identical dead-ball situations they settled the match,” Boca coach Carlos Bianchi told reporters.
Gago had been at the heart of Boca’s best performance of the season a week earlier when they beat Velez Sarsfield 2-1 at La Bombonera in the former Real Madrid, Valencia and AS Roma midfielder’s return for the club where he began his career.
Boca are in mid-table with nine points from six matches, two points ahead of arch-rivals River Plate, who ended a three-match run without a victory by beating Tigre 3-0 at the Monumental.