The Xeneize have lifted the Copa Libertadores no less than three times on Brazilian soil, a fact their goalkeeper puts down to the nerves they give rival teams in the big gamesBoca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion has raised the temperature ahead of Wednesday's Copa Libertadores decider against Corinthians, claiming that Brazilian teams buckle under the pressure when it comes to playing important matches against their Argentine rivals.
The two teams are currently tied going into the second leg of the Copa final, after Boca were held to a 1-1 draw in front of their own fans a week previously. Facundo Roncaglia had opened the scoring for the home team in the Bombonera, before Romarinho fired the Timao back into the game.
Away goals do not count in the final, which means the two sides are deadlocked as they prepare to play in the Pacaembu. According to Orion, however, Corinthians will not be able to avoid the nerves facing up against a Xeneize side gunning for their seventh Libertadores title.
"The Brazilian teams feel uncomfortable going up against Argentines. Boca's statistics also weigh in our favour," the former Estudiantes and San Lorenzo keeper told FoxSports on Tuesday.
"We have a great team and we can play, with the advantage of having four or five players that have already lifted the Libertadores. We will play the same as always, our goal is to win and bring the Copa home."
Boca boast an enviable record against Brazilian sides, having already lifted the trophy three times on their rivals' soil. The most recent was in 2007, when they dispatched Gremio 2-0 in Porto Alegre to seal a 5-0 aggregate victory.