(SPECIAL) Martín Palermo, birthday: his nine “craziest” goals in Boca




In his days of shorts, the Titan, who today is celebrating his 49th birthday, dispatched himself with several conquests as important as they were incredible.


Martin Palermo retired more than a decade ago, but there is not a fan of Mouth that he doesn’t keep shouting his goals every time they appear on TV and on the internet. Total, the historic striker scored 236 goals with the blue and gold shirt. And there were several that remained in the memory for having been as important as incredible. Next, the nine more goals “crazy” the craziest nine of all.

On April 24, 1999, for the Closing Tournament that ended up consecrating Boca as two-time champion, Carlos Bianchi’s team beat Platense 2-0 at the José Amalfitani. Before the close of the first half, the Titan opened the scoring with a penalty that ended in controversy and even with the subsequent intervention of FIFA before the consultation from Argentine football: finished off with a left foot from twelve steps, but since he slipped due to the state of the field, the ball also hit his right foot and ended up going into Fabián Cancelarich’s goal.

Although the regulations indicated that the goal should be annulled by double touch and an indirect free kick should be charged in favor of Calamar, Since it was not intentional, it was considered valid.

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On the night of November 13, 1999, in the victory against Colón in Santa Fe, the legendary center forward scored his 100th goal at Xeneize. A cry that carries the essence of the epic because of the way it was achieved: after the assistance of Juan Román Riquelme, the N°9 did not spare Tatengue in the area.

His shot was asking for permission to the left corner of Leonardo Díaz’s goal. As soon as the net was inflated, Palermo lifted his shirt and wanted to shoot towards the corner flag to celebrate his hundred goals in Boca. However, she was barely able to jog. A couple of plays before the conquest he had stepped badly in the area and had torn the cruciate ligaments in his right knee. From the celebration to the hospital.

The day Palermo scored his 100th goal in Boca… with a broken knee!

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The day Palermo scored his 100th goal in Boca… with a broken knee!



The night of May 24, 2000 will be marked by fire in the great history of Boca. El Xeneize defeated River, qualified for the semifinals and established one of the most remembered Superclásicos for the blue and gold town. Palermo’s “crutch” on his return after injury. “Boca does not worry me at all. And another thing, if they put Palermo (Martín) in the bank, I put Enzo (for Francescoli) “Américo Gallego had declared…

Mouth 3 vs. River 0: Copa Libertadores 2000

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Mouth 3 vs. River 0: Copa Libertadores 2000


Only a madman like the Titan was able to score a double against nothing more and nothing less than Real Madrid to win the Intercontinental 2000 and make all of Japan vibrate. Although the first was key to getting ahead on the scoreboard, the second was a work of art: Román assisted several meters behind the half of the field, race and courage against Geremi and left foot crossed to the net. Iker Casillas could do little and nothing.

Boca, 21 years after glory in Japan: when they beat Real Madrid and lifted the Intercontinental Cup

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Boca, 21 years after glory in Japan: when they beat Real Madrid and lifted the Intercontinental Cup


On October 20, 2004, Boca drew 1-1 with Banfield at La Bombonera and all eyes were on the scorer, who scored with an exquisite Chilean after the center of Raúl Cascini. “It was the best goal of my life, too bad I couldn’t celebrate it because of the result”, he had stated at the time. Several more were missing…

VIDEO: Palermo’s Chilean goal in Boca

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VIDEO: Palermo's Chilean goal in Boca



The meeting of August 6, 2006 was not one more in the life of Palermo, who days ago he had suffered the death of his unborn son and, beyond the very hard blow, he decided to jump as a starter against Banfield in La Bombonera.

“The only thing that could charge me with energy to overcome was to play”counted some time ago in the Líbero Vs. It was not only a victory for Xeneize, but Palermo scored two of the three goals of that 3-0 (the rest was by Sebastián Battaglia). “I felt the support of my family, my teammates, the coaching staff and the people. He arrived with little rest and his head exhausted by what he had experienced a few days ago ”he expressed.

The most painful moment in the life of Palermo

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The most painful moment in the life of Palermo


There was no better way to close a classic. With a great goal from behind the half of the field, a work of art that was born from Palermo’s left foot on February 24, 2007. With that remote control of the third date of the Apertura, Boca beat Independiente 3-1 in a very complicated match at the Cilindro de Avellaneda.

“I saw him ahead of time and I hit him. My reference is always the archer, in this case Ustari. In addition, it turned out that Independiente was at a disadvantage and was neglected in the background. When this happens, the goalkeepers tend to move a few meters ahead”expressed the Loco after the tears, laughter and hugs of his companions, including Riquelme.

VIDEO: Palermo’s midfield goal in Boca

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VIDEO: Palermo's midfield goal in Boca



On January 26, 2008, in a summer Superclásico, the legendary No. 9 xeneize made it 2-0 with a particular goal, since, although he headed after a rebound by Juan Pablo Carrizo from Riquelme’s poisoned free kick, he grabbed the crossbar and gained momentum in the small area. “I had never hung myself like that, it was because of the desperation of not being able to get to the ball, it never went down. It was something instinctive, but I had no idea that you couldn’t”confessed the gunner of the Ribera club.

VIDEO: Palermo’s goal in Boca hanging on the crossbar

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VIDEO: Palermo's goal in Boca hanging on the crossbar


Eyes wide open and the arch between the eyebrows. The ball, rejected by Germán Montoya, traveled at high speed towards the middle of the field, and there, as if he knew it beforehand, the Optimist of the goal waited for it. without hesitation for a second, Palermo, in the right place and time, put the front. The result? Great goal from almost 40 meters against Vélez for the explosion of a packed Bombonera.

VIDEO: Palermo’s great header against Vélez

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VIDEO: Palermo's great header against Vélez



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