Tomás Costa vs Vélez Sársfield - Golazo

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On 3 March 2011 Vélez Sársfield hosted Chilean champions Universidad Cátolica in group four of the 2011 Copa Libertadores. The home side had established a 3-1 half-time lead but had a player sent off early in the second half.

On 74 minutes former Rosario Central player Tomás Costa scored this goal to get the Chilean side back into the game. UC eventually won the game 3-4 with two late goals to secure their first ever away win against Argentine opposition in the Copa Libertadores.

Any Rosario Central fans would have to have been feeling quite bitter, Costa was one of their star players that was poached by Portuguese side Benfica during their finacial troubles in 2007-08 (others being Angel Di Maria & Andrés Díaz). Costa never settled in at Benfica and has been loaned back to Universidad Cátolica meanwhile Rosario Central sunk into the Argentine 2nd division last season and are stuck in a tough battle to return to the Primera División.

Part of the Golazo series.

1 comment:

  1. terrific goal.. i was watching this game, cause i'm chilean and i support chilean teams, and this game was very emotional, the comeback of católica was just amazing. for this kind of games football is the king of sport with no competition.