Almirón’s doubts ahead of Sunday’s Superclásico

Almirón’s doubts ahead of Sunday’s Superclásico

Three days from Super classic in view of River Plate in the Más Monumental stadium, the DT of Mouth juniors, Jorge Almironfaces two central issues for the definition of the starting team: evaluating the physical condition of the Colombian Frank Fabrawho overcame an injury, and find a replacement for the suspended midfielder Martin Payero.

The former Banfield, expelled last weekend in the victory over Racing Club at La Bombonera, is one of the most outstanding footballers in Almirón’s brief cycle in Boca, apart from the fact that he did not have a good performance last night in the victory against Colo Colo 2-0 in Chile.

His forced absence in the midfield raises a big question mark for the “xeneize” coaching staff, because one of the alternatives available is that of Ezequiel “Equi” Fernández, who replaced him during the second half of the game in Santiago.

Another candidate for that position is Cristian Medina, who also entered a few minutes last night and fights directly with the exTigre for joining the formation for next Sunday’s momentous game.

The lineup of the last Argentine champion to play against his classic rival will include most of the players who played in Chile, where Boca added his second consecutive victory.

What may vary is the tactical module in favor of the 3-5-2 that Almirón arranged for the second half of the commitment against Colo Colo.


In the “Mundo Boca” there is speculation about a surprise from Almirón, who lives his first “honeymoon” due to the team’s performance and his successes, especially with the change of position to the Peruvian Luis Advíncula, in the last two commitments.

The option that the youthful Valentín Barco, another point in the coach’s favour, could move to the middle of the field to make room for Fabra, the historic owner of the left back of the defense, should not be ruled out.

If the Colombian didn’t arrive in good condition, that variant could be maintained even with Agustín Sández as the forward marker. In any case, almost certainly, the “coffee grower” footballer will occupy at least one place in the squad.

His absence from the team dates back to April 9 when he suffered an injury to the internal lateral ligament of his right knee in the loss against Colón de Santa Fe, corresponding to Mariano Herrón’s interim cycle.

The Boca squad arrived in the country this afternoon from Santiago with spirits strengthened by recent results. Almirón, with a positive image among leaders, footballers and fans, gave the squad a day of rest.

The DT of Boca already knows that for the superclassic he will not have the striker luca langoni, one of the figures in the conquest of the last championship, who suffered a tear in the right hamstring before the trip to Chile. Neither will Darío Benedetto, Juan Ramírez and Paraguayan defender Bruno Valdez.

The squad will return to practice this Friday from 9:00 a.m. and on Saturday the formation will be defined after a tactical exercise.

The superclassic with River will be played on Sunday at 5:30 p.m., with arbitration by Darío Herrera, for the fifteenth date of the Professional League.

Source: Ambito

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