During a distinguished playing career with Boca Juniors that included five Primera División titles and three Copa Libertadores triumphs, Argentine legend Juan Román Riquelme made a habit of destroying rival River Plate.
He loved nothing more than snatching the souls of lost Millonarios.
24/05/00The Greatest Nutmeg Ever
By Juan Román Riquelme on Mario Yepespic.twitter.com/hs1T4bWuE2
— My Greatest 11 (@MyGreatest11) May 24, 2021
Riquelme, now 44, has been retired for some time, but his sister's son — 18-year-old Matías Espíndola Riquelme — seems to take that same joy from doing unspeakable things to La Banda.
Matías Espíndola plays for the reserve side of Club Atlético Tigre, and on Sunday he unleashed this 60-yard effort form his own half against River's reserve team.
¡ESTÁS LOCO, NENE! Matías Espíndola se animó desde atrás de mitad de cancha y clavó su doblete para el 2-0 final de Tigre sobre River.¡Para el tío Román! #ReservaxTNTSports pic.twitter.com/dPtdzbtxBA
— TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) August 28, 2022
Tigre won the match 2-0, and it was Matías who scored the first as well.
¡Pegó Tigre en Ezeiza! Matías Espíndola, el sobrino de Juan Román Riquelme, se la encontró en el área y sacudió de zurda para meter el 1-0 sobre River.#ReservaxTNTSports pic.twitter.com/TZ39PWDuZv— TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) August 28, 2022
Matías, who says his uncle regularly gives him advice, has been with the Tigre setup since the age of 13 and is targeting a debut with the senior team in the Primera División.