Boca put itself in good shape to capture its sixth Libertadores Cup title when it beat Gremio of Brazil, 3-0, in the the first leg of the final on Wednesday.
Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme
, on loan from Spanish club Villarreal, was outstanding for Boca. He floated over a free kick to the far post, where Martin Palermo
headed back across goal and Rodrigo Palacio
tapped in for the first goal in the 18th minute.
Riquelme scored from 30
yards through the Gremio wall after a free kick was tapped to him in the 74th minute. Pablo Ledesma
added the third goal with a looping header in
the 89th minute.