After making a return to Boca Juniors in the summer, it did not take long for Carlos Tevez to open his account for the Argentine club.
His goal in the 3-0 win over Banfield ensured that the home fans had a night to remember after being in great voice throughout the game. The goal had little impact on the outcome of the game, but it brought a loud cheer from the home supporters who had earlier seen Perez and Calleri give them the advantage. Tevez’ return to Boca Juniors has been compared with the instances in which Alan Shearer returned to Newcastle United except that the 31-year-old did not cost closer to the mammoth transfer fee for Shearer in the mid-1990s.
Tevez’ exit from European football has been on the cards for quite a while. Even when he was at Manchester City, the striker was linked with a return to Argentine football. The time has now come for Tevez to dominate his homeland once again. After having helped his team achieve success in the Copa America, Tevez will be hoping to do the same in the upcoming league match against Unión Santa Fe. A party atmosphere is expected that this game where Tevez will be one of the favourites to open the scoring.
“It is a day of joy and great satisfaction. The return of Carlos Tevez in an extraordinary moment of his career is fantastic news for all partners and supporters of Boca and Argentine football. The presence of Carlos will give another leap in quality to the great squad we have,” said the club president Daniel Angelici. “I am moved by everything and I wanted to share it because each day I regret less having returned to my country and the club that I love. Thanks for real!!!” said the striker.