Ricardo La Volpe lost his first game as Boca Juniors coach to National of Uruguay tonight in the first-leg of the Copa Sudamericana round of sixteen. Playing in the famous Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Boca went down 2-0 within the first 21 minutes. Thankfully, Rodrigo Palacio scored a goal in first half added time to set up a tense return at the Bombonera in two weeks time.
La Volpe hasn't had the best start to his Boca career. A draw coupled with an unconvincing 1-0 win preceded tonight's encounter. He will have another chance to impress the Boca faithful on Sunday as they entertain Velez Sarsfield.
On a side note, news out of Buenos Aires is that the club is thinking of replacing the Bombonera with a new 60,000-70,000 capacity stadium.
Boca loses to National [TyC Sports (Spanish)]
Boca considers replacing mythic stadium [Yahoo!]