Copa Libertadores: Boca goes for the qualification against Pereira in Colombia

Mouth and Argentine Juniors can take a decisive step this Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores de América. At 9:00 p.m. and broadcast by Telefé and Fox Sports, Boca will play in Colombia against Deportivo Pereira while half an hour later and with Fox Sports, Argentinos will receive Corinthians from Brazil at La Paternal. Both teams lead their groups with seven points and if they win, they will almost have met their goal of getting past the group stage and reaching the round of 16 in the top continental tournament at club level. Previously at 19, Patronage will receive in Paraná Olympia from Paraguay in a match for group H.

A victory and even a draw will leave Boca very close to the classification. That’s why the technical director Jorge Almiron They will put the best they can on the field, with a couple of changes from the formation that beat Argentinos Juniors 1-0 last Friday. As could be known, Almirón is considering including Paraguayan defender Bruno Valdez instead of Facundo Roncaglia, and Alan Varela in midfield for Juan Ramírez. Darío Benedetto and the Colombian Sebastián Villa will continue in the attack.

His rival, Pereira shares with Colo Colo from Chile second place in the group F table with four points product of a 2-1 victory against the Venezuelans from Monagas, a zero draw for the Chileans and the defeat against Boca at La Bombonera in a match that was winning 1-0 until the final minutes when goals from the Peruvian Luis Advíncula and Alan Varela.

For his part, Argentinos has a chance to ensure qualification if they defeat Corinthians and in parallel, Independiente del Valle of Ecuador defeats Liverpool in Montevideo. The team led by Gabriel Milito is not going through its best moment in the Professional League tournament, but it is doing well in the Cup: it leads group E with seven points and its qualifying prospects are optimal.

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