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Recopa 2004

Cienciano Campeón

Cienciano Beats Boca Juniors, Wins Recopa

9/7/2004 - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Goalkeeper Oscar Ibanez made two saves and Cienciano of Peru converted four kicks to beat Argentina's Boca Juniors 4-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie and win the 2004 Recopa championship Tuesday night.
Ibanez stopped Carlos Tevez's attempt and then secured the victory when he denied Fabian Vargas on Boca Juniors' fourth attempt in the penalty kick round. Sergio Ibarra, Carlos Lobaton, Guillermo Portilla and Santiago Acaciete each converted for Cienciano.
The match featured last year's South American Cup champion Cienciano and Boca Juniors, the Copa Libertadores winner. The game was played a day later than scheduled because of Hurricane Frances recovery efforts.
Tevez's first-half goal appeared to stand until Rodrigo Saraz's goal in the 88th minute sent the game to penalty kicks. Saraz headed in Juan Carlos Bazalar's free kick inside the left post.
In the 32nd minute, Tevez had put Boca Juniors ahead as he outfought Ibanez to a loose ball inside the 6-yard box and converted on a shot, which landed inside the right post.
An irate Miguel Mostto believed Tevez fouled Ibanez on the goal and led a contingent of Cienciano players, who pursued and bumped referee Terry Vaughn as he raced toward the midfield circle to resume the match. Vaughn issued Mostto a yellow card.
The start of the match was delayed 30 minutes to allow ticket sales to approximately 2,500 fans, who stood outside the gates of Lockhart Stadium. Game organizers were told by stadium officials not to sell tickets the day of the game because the facility could not allow more than 1,000 spectators. Certain sections of the stadium were opened because the facility had not gone a complete inspection following Hurricane Frances, which affected Florida over the weekend.
But a compromise was reached one hour before the game, permitting the additional fans.