Boca and River, with different realities and the same objective: formations, schedules and TV

A disparate present live the two greats of Argentine football. River looks more and more like the one that became champion last season, while Boca wobbles through this League Cup, to the point that tonight, for the eleventh date, they will try to win for the first time at La Bombonera in what goes to the tournament

The Xeneize, protagonist in the three competitions in which it takes part, although without a performance to highlight, will receive from 9:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Premium) the irregular Godoy Cruz.
Boca has 17 points and at the moment is one of those qualified for the quarterfinals, while Tomba is further behind with 11 points.

So far in the tournament, Boca played five home games, although strangely the only one that won was in Liniers, when they played home against Central, and could not keep any of them in La Bombonera. On his field, he tied with Colón, Arsenal, Lanús and lost to Huracán.

Returning to the path of victory on a pitch that used to be impregnable is one of Sebastián Battaglia’s goals. the other is that the team acquire game volume and not fall into those potholes that made it leave several points on the road.

One of Boca’s deficits is the lack of collective functioning, in addition to the karma he suffers with injuries, especially his central markerssince Carlos Izquierdoz, Carlos Zambrano, Nicolás Figal and Gabriel Aranda were joined by Gastón Ávila, torn.

probable formations

MOUTH Javier Garcia; M. Weigandt, Advíncula or Aranda, Marcos Rojo and Frank Fabra; Diego González, Pol Fernández and Juan Ramírez; Exequiel Zeballos, Darío Benedetto and Sebastián Villa. DT S. Battaglia}

GODOY CRUZ Juan Spinola; Elías López, G. Ferrari, N. Breitenbruch and Franco Negri; Nelson Acevedo and Gonzalo Ábrego; M. Ojeda, Ezequiel Bullaude and Matías Ramírez; Solomon Rodriguez. DT F. Orsi-S. Gomez

Referee Hernan Mastrangelo
Stadium The Bombonera
Time 21:30 (Fox Sports)


For one more step towards the quarterfinals


In Córdoba (19, TNT Sports) River will look for a new victory when they visit Talleres, last in the Zone A positions.
El Millo has 22 points, he is a Racing escort (24)and will try to achieve his fourth straight victory in the tournament to guide his qualification to the quarterfinals.

Gallardo will appeal to the rotation and Agustín Palavecino will have the chance to be among the 11. (photo/TyC Sports)

Marcelo Gallardo plans a rotation of starting players against the ‘T’, to avoid the overload of matches ahead of the final stretch of the Libertadores group stage and the definition of the League Cup, with the novelty that he concentrated for the first time since his return from the loan in Colón, at the offensive midfielder Christian Ferreyra.

Before leaving for Córdoba, Juan Fernando Quintero left the delegation last night due to a muscle injury. River played five games in just 17 days almost with the same team, since there were only changes forced by the injuries of Esequiel Barco and Robert Rojas.

probable formations

WORKSHOPS Guido Herrera; Gastón Benavides, Matías Catalán, R. Pérez and Ángelo Martino; Juan Méndez, Rodrigo Villagra, Héctor Fértoli and Matías Esquivel; Michael Santos and Federico Girotti. DT Pedro Caixinha

RIVER Franco Armani; Andrés Herrera, Jonatan Maidana, Leandro G. Pirez and Elías Gómez; B. Zuculini; Nicolás de La Cruz, Tomás Pochettino, A. Palavecino and José Paradela; Brian Romero. DT M. Gallardo

Referee Patrick Loustau
Stadium Mario A. Kempes
Time 19:00 (TNT Sports)


Racing goes for the record and sets its sights on the next phase


Racing, pointer and undefeated in Zone A, visits Patronato from 4:00 p.m. (Fox Sports), in order to reach the mark of ten consecutive victories and also take another step towards qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Professional League Cup. Rock star Facundo Mura will start on the right wing of the defense.

Fernando Gago’s team will seek to overcome the mark of 9 consecutive wins in professionalism, which already equaled “José’s Team” of 1967 on the last date after beating Unión, and being one step away from the classification, while the Patron needs points for the averages.

The day will begin at 14 (TNT Sports) in Rosario. Newell’s, one of the four teams that qualify for the final round in Zone A today, will host Banfield. La Lepra is third with 19 points, while Drill has 14 and this afternoon a large part of their chances of qualifying for the final round will be at stake.

At 4:30 p.m. (TNT Sports), Vélez, far from his best moment, waits for Central Córdoba in Liners. At 19 (Fox Premium), in La Fortaleza, the bottom of Zone 2, Lanús, who has just tied with Boca, receives Rosario Central.


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