De Rossi scores on Boca Juniors debut

On debut for Boca Juniors, Daniele De Rossi opened the scoring against Almagro in the Copa Argentina.

Daniele De Rossi celebrates a goal on his Boca Juniors debut   -  Getty Images

Daniele De Rossi marked his Boca Juniors debut with a goal in a dream start to his career with the Argentine giants.

De Rossi, 36, joined Boca last month after ending an 18-year stay with boyhood club Roma in Serie A.

The midfielder had an instant impact on debut, heading in the opening goal against Almagro in the Copa Argentina on Tuesday.

De Rossi got on the end of a corner from Alexis Mac Allister in the 28th minute to put Boca ahead at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata.

The former Italy international only scored 63 goals in 616 games for Roma, but made a dream goalscoring start to life at Boca.

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