John and I went to see Boca Juniors v. Newell’s Old Boys yesterday. I’ve never been to a game with as good an atmosphere as that. The singing never stopped. They hardly missed a beat when Newell’s scored an equaliser, either. Eventually, Boca won 2-1. But the football wasn’t the important thing, really; it was just being there, seeing those fans. It was superb. And considering all you hear about is that you should be careful there, we didn’t see anything even approach any trouble or violence.
Here’s a clip, anyway, of the fans singing, and some photos below that.
Someone’s checking you out, luv
Note the policeman’s shield protecting the Newell’s player from possible projectiles when he takes a corner
…then Boca scored again