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Gago returns from injury as Boca Juniors end campaign

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

returned from as finished their triumphant Superliga campaign with a 3-3 draw against Huracan.

Gago, making his first appearance for Boca's first team in seven months, played almost 70 minutes at on Saturday evening before being replaced by Agustin Almendra, reports

The international looked untroubled by his problematic right knee and started the move that led to Walter Bou's 34th minute strike.

"I'm very happy to return to the first division after seven months, even though the pitch wasn't in the best condition," Gago told reporters after the match.

The former Real Madrid suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament during Argentina's goalless draw against in a qualifier last October.

In March, said he would give Gago "until the last minute" to prove his fitness for in Russia, which begins next month.

However the 32-year-old played down his chances of participating in football's flagship tournament.

"My dream isn't to go to the World Cup, it's to continue playing," he said.



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 17:18 IST