Boca already has the new challenge on its agenda: go for the star of its history 72. This Tuesday the fixture of the Professional League Cup was held. It will be the first of the two local tournaments to be played in 2022. What did the balls throw? one) Mouth He will make his home debut against Colón on the weekend of February 11. two) It will be part of Zone B in which they are both promoted and only one other large: Tigre, Godoy Cruz, Huracán, Arsenal, Barracas Central, Lanús, Vélez, Estudiantes, Independent, Colón, Central Cordoba, Rosario Central and Aldosivi. 3) The superclassic will be at the Monumental, on the 7th of the interzonal dates, the weekend of March 20. In addition to River’s clash as a visitor (something that is repeated as in the 2021 League Cup), Boca will play outside against Independiente.
2022 LPF Cup Zones.
Here, the complete fixture.
Date 1; vs Colón (local)
Date 2: vs Aldosivi (visitor).
Date 3: vs Rosario Central (Local).
Date 4: vs Independiente (visitor).
Date 5: vs Hurricane (local).
Date 6: vs Students (visitor).
Date 7: vs. River (visitor).
Date 8: vs. Arsenal (Home)
Date 9: vs. Vélez (visitor).
Date 10; vs. Lanús (local).
Date 11: vs. Godoy Cruz (local).
Date 12: vs. Central Córdoba (visitor).
Date 13: vs. Barracas Central (local).
Date 14: vs. Tiger (visitor).
The 28 First-Class teams will be divided into two zones and after a round in which they will face each other all against all, the best four from each group will qualify for the elimination phase. A special detail: in addition to the thirteen matches of the first phase, there will be an interzonal day that will mostly match the classic crosses. These direct elimination duels will be a single match in the stadium of the best classified, while the semis and the final will be played on a neutral court.
Zone A: Workshops, San Lorenzo, Defensa, Sarmiento, Banfield, Argentinos, Gimnasia, Racing, Unión, Atlético Tucumán, River, Newell’s, Board of Trustees, Platense.
Zone B: Godoy Cruz, Huracán, Arsenal, Barracas Central, Lanús, Vélez, Estudiantes, Independiente, Colón, Central, Boca, Central Córdoba, Aldosivi, Tigre.
Another not minor detail is that, after some years without declines, this season the last two of the average will go down to the First National. It will be defined by the results of the 2019/2020 Super League -and the only date that ever took place in the 2020 Super League Cup-, the 2021 League Cup, the 2021 Professional League and the season’s tournaments. 2022, so these matches will count to maintain the category. In turn, whoever wins the competition will win a ticket to the 2022 Champions Trophy against the league winner.
When will the kickoff be? It was confirmed during this Tuesday, in the run-up to the draw, that the start was postponed a week and will start from Friday the 11th (or even Thursday the 10th). This is due to the number of positive cases that the teams registered -and continue to add- in the respective preseason: among footballers, coaching staff and assistants there are already more than 200.