‘La Bombonera’ will experience another hot duel this Sunday against its greatest rival, River Plate
With one eye on Brazil, return of the Libertadores semi-final against Palmeiras
The Boca Juniors coach, Jorge Almirón, warmed up the atmosphere that will be in ‘La Bombonera’, which This Sunday he will experience another hot duel against his greatest rival, River Plateensuring that the match played in the League, in the first part of the season, which the ‘Millonario’ won 1-0, was “a robbery.”
With this prior, both sets They will meet this Sunday on the seventh date of the League Cup; but the ‘Xeneize’ will have one eye on Brazil, where next week they will have to play the second leg of the Libertadores semi-final against Palmeirasafter the 0-0 draw this Thursday.
The Auriazules, tired after the tough international match against ‘Verdao’, who maintains its streak of draws in the tournament and took a valuable 0-0 despite the numerous opportunities that the locals enjoyedthey could give important men a rest thinking about their return.
Regarding its performance in the Argentine League, Boca arrives with doubts after drawing at home against Lanús last day, and after reap only two victories in the six rounds of the contest that place them eighth in their groupbut only two points behind the Libertadores positions in the Annual Table.
For its part, the ‘millionaire’ team also arrives after drawing 1-1 as a visitor against Banfield. Nevertheless, The feelings of Martín Demichelis’ team are a little more optimistic, with one more victory in the box than its greatest rival and its comfortable lead in the accumulatedthanks to the title already achieved in the Professional League -first tournament of the year-.
To add fuel to a fire that continues to grow before the duel, River announced that suspends the pre-match press conference, being the third time he refuses to do it and receiving a harsh financial penalty in this regard.
These matches have always been protagonists of the country’s football and, of those 259 times in which they faced each other, there were 91 victories for ‘Xeneize’ and 85 for ‘Millonario’. They tied 83 times.
The Superclásico will take place at 2:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. GMT) to avoid coincidence at night with the debate between the candidates for the Argentine Presidency, as requested by the National Electoral Chamber (CNE).
The seventh date of the League Cup is marked by all the First Division classics and that same day the Avellaneda match between Racing Club and Independiente will be played; that of Rosario between Newell’s and Rosario Central; and the “neighborhood classic” par excellence, between San Lorenzo and Huracán.
Boca Juniors: Javier Garcia or Sergio Romero; Marcelo Weigandt or Lucas Blondel, Bruno Valdez, Nahuel Valentini, Marcelo Saracchi; Christian Medina, Jorman Campuzano, Ezekiel Bullaude; Ezekiel Zeballos, Darius Benedetto and Luke Janson. Coach: Jorge Almiron.
River Plate: Franco Armani; Andres Herrera or Santiago Simon, Leandro Gonzalez Perez, Paulo Diaz, Enzo Diaz or Milton Casco; Enzo Perez, Nicholas De la Cruz, Ignatius Fernandez, Manuel Lanzini, Ezequiel Ship; and Michael Borja. Coach: Martin Demichelis.
Referee: Andrés Merlos.
Estadio: Alberto J. Armando “La Bombonera” Stadium.
Hour: 2:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. GMT).