Daniele De Rossi’s Boca Juniors suffered elimination in the Copa Libertadores semi-finals, despite a 1-0 win against arch-rivals River Plate.
De Rossi returned to the Boca squad after a month out with a hamstring injury, but he was fit enough to be named on the bench at La Bombonera last night.
Unfortunately for him, the former Roma midfielder remained a substitute and Los Xeneizes ended up going out to River 2-1 on aggregate.
The 36-year-old has played just five times for the Argentine giants since arriving over the summer.
Despite that, they are top of the country’s top flight after 10 games, three points clear of their Buenos Aires neighbours.