Independiente beats Boca in Avellaneda for the Professional League

Independiente beats Boca in Avellaneda for the Professional League

Independiente and Boca face off in a new edition of the classic (@fotobairesarg)

Benavídez’s goal, after a precise center by Velasco

Boca visit to Independent for the 22nd date of the Professional Football League tournament. The match, which is arbitrated by Pablo Echavarría, can be followed by TNT Sports.

With the cataract of changes that he proposed, Boca de Battaglia sought to be neat from the start, gain handling with his trident of good-footed steering wheels and not give references with his three attackers (none of them, a classic 9). Thus, at times, he handled the ball more, but without so much depth, except when Eduardo Salvio intervened, in the role of playmaker. Thus, at 10 minutes, a good collective move led to the aforementioned Toto, who lowered his head and found Pavón in the middle, who finished with a goal and ran into a defender who blocked him.

El Rojo focused his attacks more on the right and opened the score from a center. At 19 ′, in a second action after set pieces, Velasco sent a precise center that the reappeared Carlangas Benavídez, of popcorn, sent to the net.

It is a special match that takes place in the renowned stadium Ricardo Bochini. Both teams are pursuing qualification for the international cups, but the Xeneize is much better positioned to achieve the goal of getting a ticket to the Copa Libertadores 2022 since it comes from two consecutive wins (3-0 against Aldosivi and 2-0 against Sarmiento) with which he reached 58 points in the annual table

For its part, the Red suffered a tough defeat on the last date against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero that complicates it in its desire to reach at least the passage to the Copa Sudamericana next year. It adds 51 units and is closely followed by Defense and Justice and Gymnastics, which have 49.

Sebastián Battaglia makes several modifications to the initial training. The Boca coach confirmed a team with seven changes compared to the one that beat Sarmiento de Junín last Saturday at the Bombonera.

In defense Lisandro López took the place of Marcos Rojo and Agustín Sández replaced Frank Fabra. In the midfield, the only one that remains is Agustín Almendra because it enters Cristian Medina by Juan Ramírez and Alan Varela plays for Jorman Campuzano. And in the attack zone, the couple that played the last games comes out: Sebastián Villa and Luis Vázquez are not there from the start, the same as Edwin Cardona, since the DT changes the scheme. Enter Eduardo Salvio, Norberto Briasco and Cristian Pavon.

For its part, the Julio César Falcioni team knows that a victory against Boca would be a coup in a convulsed end of the year at the club due to the next elections that will take place to choose the new leaders. With an undefeated in four home games – he has two wins and two draws – the coach does not have two footballers who are usually starters. Lucas Romero arrived at five yellow and does not play. The other one who misses the duel is Alan Dreaming, who suffered a tear before the last engagement.

Carlos Benavídez won the bet against Tomás Pozzo in the starting eleven that tries to overcome Xeneize in a confrontation with his sights set on qualifying for the 2022 cups.


Independent: Sebastián Sosa; Fabricio Bustos, Sergio Barreto, Juan Insaurralde, Gastón Togni; Lucas González, Carlos Benavídez; Domingo Blanco, Alan Velasco, Andrés Roa; and Silvio Romero. DT: Julio Falcioni.

Boca: Agustín Rossi; Luis Advíncula, Lisandro López, Carlos Izquierdoz, Agustín Sández; Cristian Medina, Alan Varela, Agustín Almendra, Eduardo Salvio, Norberto Briasco and Cristian Pavón. DT: Sebastián Battaglia.

Referee: Pablo Echavarría

Stadium: Ricardo Bochini

TV: TNT Sports

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