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An injury-hit team impressed greatly in taking three points from the Elephants' Graveyard in Santa Fe and the trainer praised his reserves for a job well done

Boca Juniors coach Julio Cesar Falcioni was delighted with his side's display on Tuesday evening, as the battered Xeneixe overcame Colon to secure a vital victory.

Missing their entire first-choice attack through injury, including the talismanic Juan Roman Riquelme, a goal in each half from Nicolas Blandi was enough to give the away team a 2-0 victory.

Speaking after the final whistle, Falcioni could not hide his admiration for a gutsy performance in Santa Fe.

"Tonight, the team gave a fantastic demonstration of how football should be played," the coach beamed in the post-match press conference.

"Boca controlled the tempo throughout the game and we had the best chances of the match. We were impressive and we had a lot of opportunities. We could have even secured a bigger advantage."

Boca are six points clear in the Apertura standings, with Atletico Rafaela their closest challengers. Boca's next test comes against second-placed Rafaela, whom they will host on Sunday evening.