In Argentine soccer, the matches start long before the referee has it. This Tuesday, six hours after the start of the superclassic by the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores, those in charge of opening the Monumental arrived at the gates of the stadium and found what in the jargon of animism is usually called "work": fans Boca had left a team shirt with burning candles, as if that invocation of the spirits could help his team. It was then that River employees advised themselves to counteract this esoteric call.

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