Matías Zaracho and Atletico Mineiro booted River Plate out of the Copa Libertadores in style Wednesday night. This Zaracho goal vs. River Plate was the opening strike of the game and is one of the best seen in 2021 so far.
A silky move from Hulk, the Chinese Super League legend, gave him space to cross it in toward Zaracho, who pulled off one of the most amazing goals ever seen.
Zaracho Goal Vs. River Plate
WHAT A GOAL!Hulk whips the ball in for Matías Zaracho to score a fantastic acrobatic goal and give Atletico Mineiro a 1-0 lead over River Plate.#Libertadores LIVE NOW
CONNECT https://t.co/LRYa03w6yI pic.twitter.com/MpLsmZwGlj
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) August 19, 2021
This goal was so good that you need to hear as many different announcers’ reactions as possible to fully appreciate it.
OLHA O GOLAÇO DO ZARACHO AÍ pic.twitter.com/1YCQ69FN5O— galonews.com.br (@GaloNews_) August 19, 2021
Federico Zaracho couldn't have hit that any better
— Serie A on Paramount+ (@CBSSportsGolazo) August 19, 2021
Matias Zaracho you audacious bastaaaaaaaard! What a hit
— Keesh (@keeshmatstats) August 19, 2021
Zaracho wasn’t done on the night and netted his second goal to ensure his side a spot in the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
The goals keep on coming as Matías Zaracho nets his brace and gives Atletico Mineiro a 3-0 lead over River Plate. #Libertadores pic.twitter.com/6Tl161uPA9— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) August 19, 2021
Brazil is making history in this year’s tournament with three clubs through to the semis already. If Fluminense defeats Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC on Thursday, then all four semifinalists will be Brazilian clubs.
Atletico Mineiro, Palmeiras and Flamengo are all through to the semifinals. The next stage of the Copa Libertadores will be played on Sept. 22.