In the previous to classic against Independiente, it was noticed that Sebastian Battaglia apply so much rotation. They were 7 changes those that he introduced in Avellaneda with respect to the last victory against Sarmiento de Junín in Bombonera. If you analyze the performance, the team lived up to it and deserved more, especially in the first half in which it generated countless goal situations. But the adverse result and the breach -for now- of the goal of entering the Libertadores 2022 exposed a coach who will change again in the face of Sunday’s clash against Newell’s.
“We have lost other games also during the week and it cost us. We have also had injuries in games during the week, so we we have to have the capacity to regulate efforts and finish the year in the best way“, it was the argument of the DT of Boca after 0-1 in the Liberators of America. The planning had already been done beforehand, so now Seba has almost everything defined to stop a new eleven in the Bombonera before the Leprosy, in search of maintaining his fifth place in the Annual Table, which today would give him the ticket to next year’s Cup.
The squad trained this morning at Casa Amarilla and all the players, with the exception of the injured (Marcelo Weigandt, Agustín Obando and Nicolás Orsini) and the expelled Carlos Izquierdoz, are available to a technical body that could rehearse in the next few hours with 8 modifications. The doubt is in the last line, since Marcos Rojo will replace Cali and we will have to wait for the continuity of Lisandro Lopez or the return of Carlos Zambrano.
Then Frank Fabra will go for Agustín Sandez, Jorman Campuzano by Alan Varela, Juan Ramírez by Cristian Medina, Edwin Cardona by Eduardo Salvio, Sebastián Villa by Cristian Pavón and Luis Vázquez by Norberto Briasco. The probable eleven to receive Newell’s on Sunday from 9:30 p.m. with arbitration by Patricio Loustau is then Agustín Rossi; Luis Advíncula, Zambrano or López, Marcos Rojo, Frank Fabra; Agustín Almendra, Jorman Campuzano, Juan Ramírez; Edwin Cardona; Sebastián Villa and Luis Vázquez.
After being measured with the Rosario team, the Xeneize will have his last exam before disputing the final of the Argentine Cup, which already has a venue, date and time. Surely on 3/12 or 4/12 he will visit Sarandí Arsenal on the Viaduct for the penultimate round of the Professional League. Later he will define the national cup title against Talleres de Córdoba or Godoy Cruz de Mendoza (they will collide in the semi next Wednesday) and will close his official participation against Central Córdoba of Santiago del Estero the following weekend.
“We have to continue because there are still games left. We had fresh legs on the court, Boca has a competitive team and in the first half against Independiente it showed. I do not like to lose, it is very clear. We left three points, there are games and a final ahead ”, reflected Battaglia, who intends to add a trophy to the club’s showcase, seal the classification to the Libertadores and remain in office in 2022.