Boca faces Almagro in La Rioja, to advance in the Argentine Cup

Boca faces Almagro in La Rioja, to advance in the Argentine Cup

Boca Juniors, the top winner of the Argentine Cup with four titles, will face this Sunday Almagroof the Primera Nacional, in a match valid for the round of 16 that will take place The Rioja.

The match will be played this Sunday starting at 17.30 in the stadium Carlos Augusto Mercado Lunawill be arbitrated by Luis Lobo Medina and televised by the signal TyC Sports.


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It is proposed between two teams with dissimilar potential, one that is a semi-finalist in the Copa Libertadores de América and the other that is navigating the last positions in Zone A of the First National.

However, the Argentine Cup usually offers surprises and Almagro already eliminated once Mouthin 2019, on the night the Italian debuted Daniele De Rossi with the “Xeneize” t-shirt.

In the current edition, Mouth left on the road Bahía Blanca Olympusfrom the Federal A tournament, now Central Barrackswhile Almagro successively eliminated Unión de Santa Fe and Excursionistas.

The winner of the match will play in the quarterfinals against Córdoba Workshopsone of the strongest teams in the Argentine Cup that eliminated Chacarita Juniors, River Plate and Colón de Santa Feand was a finalist in the 2021 editions (lost to Boca) and 2022 (fell to Patronato).

On the Boca side, the coach Jorge Almiron will take the match as a test bed to test the best available, taking into account that due to the South American Qualifiers the date of the League Cup and his next commitment will be in six days.

The history between the two is 10 games, of which Mouth won four, Almagro three, two tied and another was considered lost by both.

The last time they faced each other was on August 13, 2019, also for the Argentine Cup and in La Plata, in a match that ended 1-1 and was then won by Almagro in the penalty shootout.

The goal of Mouth “Tano” De Rossi scored it on the night of his presentation, while for José Ingenieros’ team he tied Juan Manuel “Burrito” Martínez.

Probable Formations

Boca Juniors: Sergio “Chiquito” Romero; Marcelo Weigandt or Lucas Blondel, Nicolás Figal, Marcos Rojo and Frank Fabra; Guillermo “Pol” Fernández, Ezequiel “Equi” Fernández and Ezequiel Bullaude; Exequiel Zeballos, Edinson Cavani and Lucas Janson. DT: Jorge Almirón.

Almagro: Cristian Aracena; Leonardo Ferreyra, Mauricio Guzmán, David Achucarro and Facundo Silvera; Gastón Blanc, Francisco Solé, Alexis Cuello and Alan Schonfeld; Elías Alderete and Enzo Fernández. DT: Fernando Ruiz.

Referee: Luis Lobo Medina.

Basketball court: Carlos Augusto Mercado Luna, in La Rioja.

Start time: 17.30.

TV: TyC Sports.

Source: Ambito

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