'Boca AND River 'til I die' — crossing Argentina's football divide

Luis Ramon claims to be a die-hard fan of River Plate and Boca Juniors, seemingly managing to bridge one of club football's biggest divides. This Jekyll and Hyde of Argentinian football tried to set the record straight on a superclasico tour of Buenos Aires on Monday. For Ramon, it's simple. «River is in my heart, as much as Boca.» «I am from River and every time I go past La Monumental I... Еще say, there is my team, my favourites,» he explained. Yet his sentiments towards Boca are equally strong. «Whenever I go and see Boca, I feel at home.» But what happens when the two sides face inevitably come up against each other. «If River wins, I try and lift the side of me that's Boca, and if Boca win, I try and lift the side of me that's Boca,» he said. «I'm fine if one wins or loses. When they draw I am even happier,» he clarified. What makes Ramon's position more startling is that the two clubs have just played the first leg of the Copa Liberatadores final — the first time this has occurred in the 58-year history of the competition. The game finished in a 2-2 draw with everything to play going into the second leg at River's La Monumental on November 24.

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