Boca Juniors, who starred in a forgettable Professional Football League Cup but needs to score points to ensure their access to an international cup in 2024, will host Newell’s Old Boys tomorrow. of very irregular performance, in a match valid for date 13 of Zone “B” led by Godoy Cruz de Mendoza.
The match will be played this Sunday starting at 4:45 p.m. in the “Bombonera”, it will be refereed by Fernando Echenique and televised by ESPN Premium.
The “Xeneize” team earned just 12 points in the domestic tournament, it is very far from Godoy Cruz (21) and has nine other teams better placed, while last time it tied with San Lorenzo (1-1) in the match which he assumed after having lost the final of the Copa Libertadores.
That defeat against Fluminense (2-1) in Rio de Janeiro hit hard in the “Boca world” and the reaction in sports was not seen, in fact with San Lorenzo they tied a match that they easily could have lost, now under the leadership of Mariano Herrón on an interim basis until the end of the year, after the untimely departure of Jorge Almirón the day after the defeat in the final.
Boca needs points to add to the season’s accumulated table and be able to play in the Libertadores next year, or also to ensure access to the Copa Sudamericana, something that it is achieving at the moment.
Another tournament that can give Boca entry to the Libertadores is the Argentine Cup, in which they will face Estudiantes de La Plata in the semifinals, while the other tie will feature San Lorenzo and Defensa y Justicia.
To receive the Rosario team, DT Herrón planned to repeat the formation that he matched with San Lorenzo, although in the last practice he included the promising youth Aaron Anselmino in defense, instead of the Juninense Nicolás Valentini, to form the central duo with Nicolás Figal.
That is to say, captain Marcos Rojo, recently recovered from a muscle injury, Colombian full-back Frank Fabra, with a strain in his right knee, and midfielder Ezequiel “Equi” Fernández, with a grade 1 injury to the soleus, will remain out of the team. left.
Rojo and “Equi” could reach the match against Estudiantes on Wednesday, November 22 at the Mario Kempes stadium in Córdoba, for the Argentine Cup, while it is difficult for Fabra to play with the Boca shirt again this year.
As a novelty among those mentioned by Herrón appear Vicente Taborda, inexplicably outside those who played with San Lorenzo, and the youth Jabes Saralegui (he debuted in Avellaneda, against Racing) and Mauricio Benítez (called up for the first time), a promising central midfielder of the Booking.
Their rival, Newell’s, will come into the match beaten after a painful loss at home against Sarmiento de Junín (1-0) that led to complaints and questions, especially from coach Gabriel “Gringo” Heinze and goalkeeper Lucas Hoyos.
The Rosario team has 15 points and the mathematics still gives them a minimal chance of qualifying for the quarterfinals, although they will have to beat Boca and then on the last date Defense and Justice, in Rosario, and also wait for other results to occur.
“Gringo” Heinze plans to use a line of five defenders, something common when playing outside of Rosario, and is likely to include Ian Giavinovich as a free man at the back, and Gustavo Velázquez and Guillermo Ortiz a little further forward.
The one who will not be there will be the forward Ramiro Sordo, injured, in a loss that would motivate the change of scheme since a defender will replace him.
The history between the two is 159 games and greatly favors Boca with 68 victories against 43 for Newell’s, and they also tied 48 times.
The last time they faced each other was also in La Boca for the Professional League and the “Xeneizes” won 2 to 1 with goals from goalkeeper Hoyos against him when he tried to deflect a shot from Valentín Barco, and Cristian Medina, while the Paraguayan Recalde discounted on the end.
– Probable Formations –
Boca Juniors: Sergio “Chiquito” Romero; Luis Advíncula, Aaron Anselmino, Nicolás Figal and Marcelo Saracchi; Guillermo “Pol” Fernández, Jorman Campuzano, Cristian Medina and Valentín Barco; Miguel Merentiel and Edinson Cavani. DT: Mariano Herrón.
Newell’s Old Boys: Lucas Hoyos; Armando Méndez, Gustavo Velázquez, Ian Glavinovich, Guillermo Ortíz and Angelo Martino; Iván Gómez, Juan Sforza and Cristian Ferreira; Francisco “Panchito” González and Guillermo May or Jorge Recalde. DT: Gabriel Heinze.
Referee: Fernando Echenique.
VAR: Germán Delfino.
Court: Boca Juniors.
Start time: 4:45 p.m.
TV: ESPN Premium.
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