Boca and Banfield go for glory in the final of the Maradona Cup: time, TV and formations

Boca and Banfield go for glory in the final of the Maradona Cup: time, TV and formations

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Boca define before the surprising Banfield the Diego Armando Maradona Cup In search of title number 70 of its history as revenge for the recent elimination in the semifinals from Libertadores before Santos from Brazil.

The final of the domestic tournament adapted by the coronavirus pandemic will be refereed by Rodrigo Tello and it will be played from 22.10, without public, in the stadium Bicentennial of San Juan. The televising will be in charge of TNT Sports and Fox Sports Premium, with a special production by the company Torneos, which It will have 17 cameras and a new graphic technology for the analysis of the plays.

If the tie persists at the end of the regulation 90 minutes, glory will be defined with kicks from the penalty spot and their winner will qualify for the Copa Libertadores 2021. In case of being the Xeneize, who is already classified for the next South American club competition for being champion of the Superliga 2019/20, the beneficiary will be Defense and Justice, although if the Hawk will win the South American in progress, the one who will access the Libertadores will be San Lorenzo.

The meaning of the Maradona Cup It varies depending on where your focus is. For Boca it is clearly a consolation prize after the frustration experienced before Santos and to Banfield represents a historic chance from embroidering the third star to days of celebrating their 125 years of life.

He Xeneize comes from suffering a hard elimination in the Libertadores and goes through the most critical moment since the arrival of DT Michelangelo Russo early last year. The win received in Vila Belmiro (0-3) and the disappointing response of the team in terms of mood and football generated a deep malaise throughout the world of Boca. As is logical before each frustration, the rumors of exit and end of the cycle were the order of the day.

To defuse that negative atmosphere, Boca has the chance to win the second title since the return of Russo (in March it crowned the Super League) and number 70 in the club’s history. Showcases blue auria host: 47 national trophies, 18 international and another 4 river plate cups (AFA-ON). La Maradona, in case of adding it, it would be the 13th. national cup. On the other hand, the record of Banfield is substantially smaller, since it is made up of the Honor Cup 1920 and the Closing 2009, the club’s only title in the professional era.

Defeat in Brazil had an indisputable cost, so Russo analyze a formation with five changes and a new tactical scheme (from 4-4-2 to 4-3-1-2). The news reaches all the lines of the team. In defence, Julio Buffarini and the peruvian Carlos Zambrano are emerging as replacements for Leonardo Jara and Lisandro Lopez.

Eduardo Salvio, one of the most targeted for its poor performance against Santos, will leave his place to Nicolas Capaldo and the juvenile Alan Varela will enter by Diego Gonzalez in the middle of the court.

On the offensive, the Colombian Edwin cardona will act as a link or third point behind the striker Franco Soldano, which will produce the overtaking of his compatriot Sebastian Villa to accompany the captain Carlos Tevez.

At Drill, Javier Sanguinetti plans to order only one modification regarding the last win against San Lorenzo (4-1): the center marker Luciano Lollo will return for Alexis Sosa after serving a suspension date.

The rest of the training will be based on young people with high returns (Guiliano Galoppo, Martín Payero and Agustín Fontana, among others) that the DT promoted when assuming the position in june 2020 replacing Julio César Falcioni.

For said commitment Tournaments will carry out a special production based on a technical deployment with equipment of 17 cameras plus two I recommend and one steadycam. In turn, a dron it will capture panoramic shots of the stadium. The graphical system of MVP and Trackvision, of high technology in graphics for the analysis of the plays. In addition, there will be different mobile phones for each of the signals in charge of the transmission, in both cases with 6 exclusive cameras to cover everything that happens in the preview and post of the final day.

For the production of the meeting, Tournaments will comply with a strict health care protocol that include conducting tests of PCR 48 hours before the match for all the people who work inside the stadium, the adaptation of the physical spaces, the application of all the recommended biosecurity measures and specific equipment cleaning protocols.

Probable formations

Boca Juniors: Esteban Andrada; Julio Buffarini, Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Izquierdoz and Frank Fabra; Nicolás Capaldo, Jorman Campuzano and Alan Varela; Edwin Cardona; Carlos Tevez and Sebastián Villa. DT: Miguel Ángel Russo.

Banfield: Mauricio Arboleda; Emanuel Coronel, Alexis Maldonado, Luciano Lollo and Claudio Bravo; Jorge Rodríguez and Giuliano Galoppo; Mauricio Cuero, Martín Payero and Fabián Bordagaray; Agustin Fontana. DT: Javier Sanguinetti.

Referee: Rodrigo Tello.

Stadium: Bicentennial of San Juan.

Start time: 22.10.

TV: TNT Sports y Fox Sports Premium.


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