Figal ruled out in Boca vs. Always Ready, by Copa Libertadores: what does it have

In training this afternoon, the defender had to withdraw due to muscle discomfort and was urgently sent for tests. In his place, the youthful Gabriel Aranda would enter to face the Bolivian team.

Sebastian Battaglia does not win for dislikes with the centrals: this time it was the turn of Nicholas Figal. This Tuesday, in search of his first joy in Group E, Mouth will face alwaysreadyfrom 7:15 p.m., for the second date of the Libertadores Cup 2022. However, in training this afternoon, the 28-year-old defender who was going to start against the Bolivian team He had to withdraw from practice due to muscular discomfort. He was sent urgently for studies, is ruled out for tomorrow’s meeting in his place the youthful Gabriel Aranda would enter.

The defender was going to be in the game after the injury and suspension of Carlos Izquierdozthe four dates you must red frames for the incidents against Atlético Mineiro in the last edition of the continental competition and for the tear in his right hamstring that he suffered Carlos Zambrano. Everything seems to indicate that the condition that will marginalize him from the Cup match would be in the adductor, but studies will be carried out in the next few hours to find out the true degree of the injury and the area.

The Ribera strategist was going to jump onto the pitch with a defensive duo made up of Figal and Gaston Avila, but the injury of the ex-Independiente forces the DT to put his hand in the starting eleven and Aranda will have its long-awaited premiere on the continental level.

The man from the Xeneize Reserve will thus add his fourth match as a professional wearing the blue and gold, since he also jumped onto the field of play on Saturday against Vélez at Amalfitani and against Banfield and San Lorenzo when the first-class squad was preventively isolated in the middle of 2021.

Who is Gabriel Aranda, the Boca youth who shines in Reserve and will start against Always Ready for Copa Libertadores after Figal’s withdrawal

The young central marker of just 20 years was born on April 16, 2001 in Ezeiza. In 2015, at just 14 years old, he arrived in Boca, where he took his first steps in Novena, the lowest division of the Minors. From there, and based on effort, climbed category by category until reaching Reserve. On July 24, without any warning, He was presented with the opportunity that every boy dreams of in his career: to debut in the First Division.

With the professional team isolated in a hotel due to the incidents that took place in Brazil, the Reserve youngsters had to face Banfieldfor the second date of the Professional League, and Aranda played as a starter. The team played a great game and took a point from the South. Three days later, the kids, with Pola -nickname by which they are known- as the starter, faced off against San Lorenzo. The classic ended with a defeat, but the lived experience almost did not give rise to bitterness.

since those days, Aranda did not stop growing. He went from being a substitute for Nicolás Valentini in Reserve to become a key piece in the defense of a team that established itself in the Professional League and in the Champions Trophy.


As if this were not enough, On October 7, he signed his first professional contract with Boca. “Gabriel Aranda, category 2001 central defender who has been with the club since 2015, signed a contract until December 2025, together with Raúl Cascini from the Football Council. Congratulations, Pola!”Xeneize wrote on his Twitter account.

Son of a former Malvinas combatant, Pola is one of the great projects of the blue and gold quarry, and highly regarded by Battagliawho tonight made him jump from the start to the green grass of the Amalfitani to do what he knows how to do: defend the Boca shirt with heart and soul.

The probable formation of Boca vs. Always Ready, for the Copa Libertadores

Agustin rossi; Luis advincula, Gabriel ArandaGaston Avila, Frank Fabra; Christian Medina, pole Fernandez, Juan Ramirez; Oscar Rosemary; Exequiel Zeballos and Darius Benedict.

Alexis Alvariño summoned to replace Figal in Boca vs. Always Ready, for the Copa Libertadores

Alexis Alvarino is the boy who was summoned by Sebastian Battaglia to replace Nicolás Figal (ruled out due to an adductor injury) on the summons list. Gabriel Aranda will play as a starter in place of the ex-Independiente.

Those summoned from Boca vs. Always Ready, for the Copa Libertadores

Boca Concentrates vs.  alwaysready

The casualties of Boca vs. Always Ready, for the Copa Libertadores

  • Agustín Almendra: by decision of the DT.
  • Cristian Pavon: by decision of the DT.
  • Red Frames: discontinued.
  • Xavier Garcia: discontinued.
  • Sebastian Villa: discontinued.
  • Carlos Zambrano: right hamstring tear.
  • Carlos Izquierdoz: suspended and with fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal of the left foot and suspension.
  • Norbert Briasco: will be operated for an ankle problem
  • Nicholas Figal: injured in his adductor (studies will be carried out to know the degree of injury)

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