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Riquelme curls in a stunning free kick against River Plate, La Bombonera explodes in short-lived joy

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There are many great players, but few are as legendary as Juan Roman Riquelme. The 35-year-old Boca Juniors midfielder displayed some of his own magic in El Superclasico against River Plate. Just 10 minutes after going down 1-0 in the second half, the Boca captain knocked a perfect free kick off the crossbar to equalize and set off a wave of jubilation in La Bombonera.

The happiness was short lived though, as River scored again in the 86th minute to win 2-1 in the most hostile of territories.

Whether you're a Boca fan or not, take a moment to appreciate Riquelme and his set-piece artistry because there might not be many left.

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(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Previously: Thousands of fans gather around Argentina to beg Juan Roman Riquelme not to leave Boca Juniors

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