This was Miguel Borja’s debut in River: from the hard kick and the two mistakes to the gesture that drove the fans crazy




The Colombian striker jumped onto the Monumental field before half an hour into the second half and made his millionaire debut. In just over 20 minutes he starred in various situations.

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Nine days after being presented as a brand new reinforcement, Miguel Borja had his long-awaited debut with the River shirt. Although he could not debut with a goal that unleashed the madness of the fans, the Colombian striker He participated in several plays in the 20 minutes and coins that he was on the green lawn of the Monumental.

Before the half hour of the complement, already with the result 1-0 in favor of the Millionaire for the conquest of Lucas Beltrán, Marcelo Gallardo called the ex-Junior from Barranquilla and made him jump from the substitutes’ bench so that he could lower the curtain on the match against Gimnasia.

The income of Miguel Borja in River

River vs. Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: the debut of Miguel Borja

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River vs.  Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: the debut of Miguel Borja


His first action as a footballer millionaire It was not near Rodrigo Rey’s large area but in the middle of the field, where He kicked Brahian Aleman very hard and was on the verge of receiving a yellow card. Minutes later, He was advancing several meters on the field and became the maximum offensive reference of the team of the Doll.

The hard sweep of Miguel Borja in River

River vs. Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: Miguel Borja’s kick to German Brahian

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River vs.  Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: Miguel Borja's kick to German Brahian


He sought to associate with Esequiel Barco and Pablo Solarithe other debutant of the night, who He gave him two assists traced to the penalty spot. In the first, he took the ball with him and could not give his shot a net directionwhile in the second, already in stoppage time, He won the position again from Leonardo Morales and took a low right hand that crashed into the humanity of the goalkeeper of the Wolf.

The mistake of Miguel Borja in River

River vs. Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: Miguel Borja’s auction

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River vs.  Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: Miguel Borja's auction


Miguel Borja missed his first goal in River

River vs. Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: Miguel Borja’s shot saved by Leonardo Morales

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River vs.  Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: Miguel Borja's shot saved by Leonardo Morales



Before the referee Yael Falcón Pérez indicated the end, Borja put the knife between his teeth, fought a ball near the corner flag and got a corner kick. Seconds later, He fixed his gaze on the rostrum and raised his arms. His gesture drove the fans crazy, who are already looking forward to shouting his goals next Sunday in Mar del Plata.

Miguel Borja’s gesture that drove River fans crazy

VIDEO: Borja raised the people of River

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VIDEO: Borja raised the people of River


Miguel Borja, after his debut in River: “It is a very important challenge”

End of clash with triperothe Colombian scorer told his feelings: Grateful to God for the opportunity he gives me to come here. It is a very important challenge, a beautiful setting, it is something that I imagined”. And he threw flowers at the fans: “She is one of the most faithful in the country. Support is very important. It helps you and motivates you much more.”

Likewise, the striker born in Tierralta gave details about his first days at the club: “In River everything is very intense. Much more dynamic football is played than in Colombia. I think that little by little I am adapting, getting to know my teammates and they me”. And he spoke of Gallardo’s demand: “That’s what motivated me the most to come. I want to keep improving every day and for that you need a coach like him”.

Finally, he referred to the chances that he could not capitalize on at the close of the match: “I was close. The goalkeeper dwarfed very well, the credit belongs to him “. And he closed with praise for several of his teammates, including Lucas Beltrán, his competitor in the position: “We need everyone to meet the goal of being champion. I congratulate him because he has been making very good games and a very important wear”.

River vs. Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: the note to Miguel Borja after the game

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River vs.  Gimnasia La Plata, for the Professional League: the note to Miguel Borja after the game



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