Just a few hours after Manchester City’s heroic comeback to seal their fourth Premier League title under Pep Guardiola, Boca Juniors won their second Argentine Copa de La Liga title in three seasons after comprehensively defeating Tigre 3-0.
Marcos Rojo, the ex-Manchester United man, opened the scoring in the first half’s extra time when Sebastian Villa put a delightful ball from a corner and Rojo rose to the occasion, firing Boca Juniors into the lead.
Rojo was instrumental in fending off Tigre’s counter-attacks and after running hard all along the coast of that football pitch, Rojo celebrated the title in a fashion he’s known for.
The 32-year-old was seen resting his legs, surrounded by friends and family on the pitch, having a cold beer and smoking away while trying to conceal what he was actually smoking. The cameras captured the Boca Juniors defender, chuckling as he took a drag.
Many speculated that it might be a joint, as the Argentinian is known for his over-the-top and flamboyant lifestyle, but this was only a mere notion that failed to turn anyone against Rojo who is adored by the supporters. The fans were hailing him as a hero, both on and off the pitch who knows how to work hard and play hard.
Having won four titles with Manchester United and represented Argentina in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Rojo had to wait for five years to lift another title. And the longer they wait, the sweeter the victory, and sweeter the celebration from a man who might be the centre of the defence for Argentina’s World Cup charge in Qatar yet again.
On a Sunday full of finals and celebrations, the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic also smoked a cigar on the pitch after lifting the Serie A title with AC Milan and maybe just maybe laid an unknown foundation for Rojo to do his bit with the smoking on the pitch. While Rojo had the subtle charm of enjoying the victory sweetly, Zlatan roared on the pitch like the lion he is.
Rojo has lifted his first trophy with Boca Juniors and with Copa Libertadores (South American Champions League) in progress, he’s in contention to become the continental champion and enjoy many such moments on the pitch.