Boca receives Vélez with the mission to follow in the fight for the title of the Professional League: hours, TV and formations

El Xeneize va por un triunfo para seguir arriba (Fotobaires)
El Xeneize va por un triunfo para seguir arriba (Fotobaires)

Boca Juniors, who are going through a great moment and battle in the two fronts in which they compete, the Liga Profesional de Fútbol (LPF) and the Copa Argentina, will assume a demanding commitment when they receive Vélez Sarsfield today in a key party to feed their chances. de ir en busca de otro título durante este año.

The match, valid on the 22nd, will be played this Sunday at 18.00 in La Bombonera, refereed by Patricio Loustau and televised by ESPN Premium.

The “Xeneize” team, which has passed the best time since assuming the technical direction of Hugo Ibarra, has 39 points, two less than the leader of Atlético Tucumán (41), who will visit the Patronato this Sunday, and one under Racing Club ( 40), que anoche superó a Rosario Central por 4 a 3.

In the final stretch of the domestic tournament, when there are only six matches left, Boca will take on the party against Vélez, who has only scored 16 points in a mediocre campaign, but who has a hierarchy and wants to improve his image, which makes him a rival. peligroso.

Boca installed last Wednesday in the semifinals of the Copa Argentina after eliminating Quilmes (3-2) in a party played in Mendoza, and it was well profiled to defend this title, which will assume a semifinal before Patronato, which surprisingly eliminated The competition of River Plate y evitó un superclásico que logically hubiera hecho dividir más la attention en la definition de la Liga Profesional.

In Boca, the main concern is to recover its best players for the final stretch in which you can obtain two titles or remain without one in the second semester, after having been crowned champion in the last May of the Copa de la Liga, in that era with Sebastián Battaglia as DT.

In this context, DT Ibarra doesn’t have a muscle injury or his teammate Nicolás Figal, who has a knee injury, but this Sunday he will have three important players missing in the last two games. (ante Godoy Cruz y Quilmes) por estar afectados a sus seleccións en el marco de la fecha FIFA.

Así, los peruanos Luis Advíncula y Carlos Zambrano, y el colombiano Frank Fabra, regresarán para rearmar la defensa junto a Facundo Roncaglia, más el arquero Agustín Rossi, una de las principales figuras del equipo que en Mendoza le jó su lugar a Javier García.

Boca will have a stronger defense with those returns (saldrán del equipo Marcelo Weigandt, Gabriel Aranda and Agustín Sandez), and in the midfield it is confirmed that Alan Varela and Guillermo “Pol” Fernández will play, while Cristian Medina competes for the other two places. , de muy buena actuation ante Quilmes, con Martín Payero, y el paraguayo Oscar Romero con el intermitente Juan Ramírez.

Los “Xeneizes” will have an important advantage with the presence of Darío “Pipa” Benedetto and the last big appearance in the lower divisions of the club: the juvenile Luca Langoni, dueño de una gran capacidad goleadora.

Boca es consciente que el partido ante Vélez será muy importante, tanto como el que jugará el jueves en el bosque platense ante Gimnasia y Esgrima, y ​​que no puede permitirse altibajos en esta etapa de definitions.

Meanwhile, the most unbalanced player on the team, the Colombian Sebastián Villa, also gave good news that he is in full evolution after having been operated on the meniscus of the left knee and it is estimated that he will be able to play in 15 days. algo muy importante para tener una carta de mayor desequilibrio.

His rival, Vélez, led by the Uruguayan Alexander “Cacique” Medina, won the previous match against Barracas Central (1-0) and has important players who led the team to the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores, instancia en la que fue eliminated por Flamengo, de Brasil.

El equipo de Liniers tiene a piezas como los delanteros Lucas Pratto, Lucas Janson, Walter Bou y Luca Orellano, que si están en un buen día complican a cualquiera y desean además tener una buena actura en La Bombonera.

The record between Boca and Vélez is 174 games with a clear advantage of the “Xeneizes”, who won 88 times against 45 of the Liniers, while they drew 41 times.

The last time they faced each other in La Bombonera was on September 2, 2018, and Boca beat Vélez 3 a 0 with goals from Cristian Pavón and Colombians Edwin Cardona, a penalty kick, and Villa.

Probable Formations

Boca Juniors: Agustín Rossi; Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano, Facundo Roncaglia and Frank Fabra; Cristian Medina or Martín Payero, Alan Varela, Guillermo “Pol” Fernández and Juan Ramírez and Oscar Romero; Luca Langoni and Darío Benedetto. DT: Hugo Ibarra.

Velez Sarsfield: Leonardo Burian; Leonardo Jara, Matías de los Santos, Miguel Brizuela and Francisco Ortega; Mateo Seoane, Nicolás Garayalde, Julián Fernández and Walter Bou; Lucas Janson and Lucas Pratto. DT: Alexander Medinia.

Arbitro: Patricio Loustau. VAR: Diego Abal.

Cancha: Boca Juniors.

Start time: 18.00

TV: ESPN Premium.

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