Above, Cocca cut a long negative streak of Scoundrel in the Monumental. I hadn't won there since Opening 1997. With 18 matches in the middle (twelve falls and six draws, counting that of the 11/12 season in the National B), 22 years later, the Academy de Rosario prevailed again in Nunez.
On the work of his players, Cocca said: "We took this victory because we had courage. They deserved it. They are doing a barbaric job, growing day by day. We maintained our identity and philosophy. If River doesn't cut the circuits, it wins. To cut those circuits, you have to make a brave approach on this court, with the risk that if you did not cut, you get inside the arc. "
He added: "Today everyone was very attentive, like some lions. They all played very well. Being able to beat this team has to give us more confidence and conviction that we are on the right track."
Cocca's previous triumphs over Gallardo