In a game that promises, Boca and Racing will open the semifinals this Saturday when they meet at the Lanús stadium, for a place in the Professional League Cup final. The meeting will take place at the Néstor Díaz Pérez stadium at 5:00 p.m., it will be arbitrated by Facundo Tello, while Diego Abal will be in charge of commanding the VAR and will be televised by TNT Sports and FOX Sports Premium.

Boca comes to this match after authoritatively beating Defense and Justice 2-0 at “La Bombonera” and rounding off one of their best performances in the contest. For its part, Racing comes from thrashing Aldosivi 5-0 at “El Cilindro”, with a display of high soccer level and dreams of getting into the final that will await the winner of the cross between Tigre and Argentinos Juniors.

To play against Racing, coach Sebastián Battaglia will make a change that is the entry of midfielder Juan Ramírez, who was the author of one of the goals against Florencio Varela’s cast.

Battaglia did not announce who will leave the starting eleven and that dispute is between two names: the Paraguayan Óscar Romero and Eduardo “Toto” Salvio, although the latter has more possibilities to wait among the substitutes.

In addition, despite the fact that captain Carlos Izquierdoz was discharged after recovering from a lumbar ailment, he will not be part of the game, since the coach will keep Carlos Zambrano to form the central defense duo with Marcos Rojo.

The coach Fernando Gago, for his part, did not confirm the team because he will wait for the soccer player Matías Rojas, who was one of the figures in front of the cast of Mar del Plata.

According to reports, the variant would be tactical and Fabricio Domínguez would enter, who is the one who has more defensive characteristics and could provide another type of containment for the sector of the attacker from Boca Sebastián Villa.

Salvio remarked the “good moment” of Boca

Boca striker Eduardo “Toto” Salvio throbbed what will be the semifinal. “This moment in Boca is very good. The team went from less to more, we feel very confident, we are on the right track, always growing and looking forward,” assured the attacker, who was not confirmed in the team by the coach in the starting team.

In reference to the transcendental match, Salvio assured: “It is important for us, we are happy to be able to play it. It means a lot, we are one step away from another final. It is going to be a great match, a very difficult rival, but we are Boca and we are obliged to win. We’re ready, well, it’s going to be a nice game”.

On the other hand, Salvio dedicated a few words to Battaglia, DT of Xeneize: “The truth is that we feel very good with him, we feel all his support and we try to give him our support. Together we hope to win a lot of titles. He is very important to us , is our great pillar. Not only for the team but for all the Boca fans, for the club, which means for being the player with the most titles in the history of the club. For the weight that he has inside here, “he remarked .

Finally, Salvio spoke of his love for Boca. “Boca is everything to me, everyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a fan since I was little. The club means a lot to me, I’m privileged to be here.”

For Moreno it will be a semi “very nice and difficult”

For his part, the Racing midfielder, Aníbal Moreno, commented: “Being in the semifinal is something very nice and very difficult, that’s why now we have the last effort left”. And he highlighted the good moment of the Gago team. “This moment is very good, the things we train, we have been transmitting on the field. We maintain the level in the three competitions (Professional League Cup, South American Cup and Copa Argentina) because we have a very united group, it is a very demanding group. , that keeps us fit and active and there you can see the results”.

On the keys of the team, the former Newell’s did not beat around the bush and stressed that the combination of two factors was crucial: “The experience with the youth is very good, that gives us the confidence to play all the games calmly.” Then, the 23-year-old footballer had words for coach Fernando Gago, whose conviction he highlighted: “He knows very well what he wants, he is a coach who has things very clear and they can be seen on the pitch “.

Finally, Moreno referred to Boca: “It is a very tough rival, we know how these instances play and it will not be easy,” he said.


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