Boca Juniors will receive Union of Santa Fe by date 5 with the aim of climbing to the top of the Professional League prior to focus on the key against Corinthians of Brazil for the round of 16 dthe A Libertadores Cup.
With 9 units, Boca is the only escort, one point behind the leader Newell’s Old Boys. The possibility of becoming a pointer of the championship it would be a gift for Juan Román Riquelme, second vice president and head of the Football Council, that this Friday will blow out 44 candles. By the way, an initiative that emerged on social networks proposes to sing happy birthday to him when the 10th minute is completed, an emblematic number from his time as a footballer.
The Argentine soccer champion enters the decisive stretch of his soccer season with a consolidated performancewhich is reflected in the statistics with 10 wins, two draws and one loss in the last 13 presentations, eight of which ended with an undefeated fence.
DT Sebastián Battaglia will have a substitute formation, with the exception of the side colombian left frank fabrawho will be part of the starting eleven and is expected to do so on Tuesday at the Neo Química Arena in São Paulo.
Boca will visit on Tuesday next to Corinthians -rival that they already faced in the group stage with a balance of one defeat (in Brazil) and one draw (in Buenos Aires)- and a week later it will define the cupbearer crossing as local for a place in the quarterfinals.
For this friday’s game Battaglia did not concentrate midfielder Juan Ramírez, who suffers from a problem in the left quadriceps and could also be left out of the trip to São Paulo.
novelty in the team that will face Unión de Santa Fe will be the inclusion in the forward of the youthful Luca Langoni, category 2002, who will have his debut as a starter after adding a handful of minutes in the victory over Barracas Central at the All Boys field, last Sunday.
The new jewel of the inferiorscharacterized by his skill and speed, caught the attention of Battaglia for his 7 goals in Reservea category in which he established himself when Exequiel Zeballos from Santiago stabilized in the First Division.
The 19 year oldwho signed his first professional contract at the beginning of the year, will form the attacking trio with Luis Vázquez and Eduardo “Toto” Salvio, who still hasn’t renewed their bond in Boca a week after the current one expires.
On your side, Unión de Santa Fe arrives beaten by the 1-5 win against River Plate last date, and also due to an outbreak of Covid-19 that affected even DT Gustavo Munúawho must remain isolated in Santa Fe.
The Tatengue will visit La Bombonera at 9:30 p.m. (TV: TNT Sports), in anticipation of an international commitment of great importance, since next Tuesday they will visit Nacional de Montevideo in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana.
The Drill goes for another success
A little before, Banfield will receive Barracas Central in search of its third consecutive victoryin a meeting corresponding to the fifth day of the Professional League.
The Drill is located in the seventh position with seven units and comes from two wins in a row against Tigre and Central Córdoba.
DT Claudio Vivas could make a modification: Jesús Dátoloscorer of the winning goal against Matador would replace Matías González in midfield.
The handsomefor its part, is in penultimate place and lost the last two games against Boca Juniors and Union of Santa Fe.
Coach Alfredo Berti will not be able to count on the suspended Dylan Glaby, and his place will be taken by Carlos Arcewhile Sebastián Rincón could enter for Fernando Valenzuela.
The game will be played from 7 p.m. (TNT Sports) at the Florencio Sola stadiumsouth of the suburbs.