Gustavo Alfaro will return to La Bombonera on Thursday to lead Ecuador against the Argentine National Team on the first date of the South American Qualifiers Heading for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It will be the first time that the coach returns to the field of the club he led last year.
How did it go in that stadium? It was celebrated half the times he stepped on it, which were 32. The triumphs were sixteen; ties, eight; the defeats, also eight. In any case, it is worth doing the exercise of differentiating when you were a local or a visitor.
Before joining the Xeneize, Lechuga, with a long history, had already appeared at the Alberto J. Armando on ten occasions, obtaining only one victory. It was when he was Arsenal manager and he beat it 3-0 in the Clausura 2012.
The rest of the presentations, prior to signing in 2019 with Boca, were six defeats and three draws.
The first, the 1-1 he got with Belgrano in 2001; with Quilmes he rescued a 0-0 in 2003; Already in Arsenal he also took a 1-1 in 2007 but then suffered it in the Clausura 2008, Apertura 2010 and Final Tournament 2013.
During his time at Rosario Central he was defeated 2-1, while he was unable to defeat Tigre twice.
In 2019 he took on the great challenge of his career: being a Boca Juniors coach. Things did not end as he expected and he could only take one Olympic lap: the Argentine Super Cup. In La Bombonera, under the leadership of Xeneize, he directed 22 games: he won fifteen, tied five and fell in two. He scored 38 goals and nine were converted.