He Boca Juniors coach, Hugo Ibarra, stopped this Thursday in soccer practice a team with four variants compared to the one that has just lost 2-1 against Talleres in Cordoba, d.and face the match against Platense Sunday at the Bombonera, for the 4th. Professional League date.
He eleven that Ibarra lined up in the practice carried out in the Ezeiza property formed with Sergio Romero; Luis Advincula, Bruno Valdez, Nicolás Figal and Agustín Sandez; Ezequiel “Equi” Fernandez, Alan Varela, Guillermo “Pol” Fernandez; Oscar Romero; Luca Langoni and Miguel Merentiel. Then Cristian Medina entered for Alan Varela, positioning the “Equi” Fernández as central midfielder; and Martín Payero for the Paraguayan Romero.
As expected, the technical director reached into the team after not finding a line of play at the beginning of the seasonwhich worsened with the defeat last weekend in Córdoba.
If you keep this eleven, There will be four changes to face Squid, with respect to the group that fell before the “T”: Sandez for Frank Fabra, “Equi” Fernandez for Juan Ramírez; and the forced ones of Langoni -for the suspended Sebastián Villa- and Merentiel for the injured Nicolás Orsini.
The The most striking variants are the departure of Frank Fabra, one of the starters who seemed immovable; and that he will try part of the practice with Cristian Medina in the midfieldwho only had minutes against the Tucumans this season.
The Colombian defender, who was given permission by Boca to play with his team, was the captain in the goalless draw against the United States in a friendly, for which he was not in the victory against Atlético Tucumán. Later, he had a bad performance against both Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero and against Talleres.
As to Medina, 20 years old, no one took him into account as one of the possible alternatives, beyond the fact that last year he was a starter in the team from Boca’s lift to the title. This time he entered for Varela, another of those who seemed “untouchable” for the coaching staff, and played as a left midfielder, passing “Equi” Fernandez as central midfielder.
The exit that did not surprise anyone in the “Boca world” was that of Juan Ramírezsince he was the footballer most questioned by the fans and his level was always far from the one he showed in 2020, when he arrived at the Ribera club.