A hard blow was the news for Miguel Ángel Russo. The confirmation of the injury of Esteban Andrada, one of the fundamental pieces of the Xeneize team since the coach’s arrival at the club, shook the Boca world this Thursday.
‘Sabandija’ has accumulated in Boca 70 games with 35 goals against, and in 46 games Xeneize was able to keep the fence without goals, which is equivalent to 66 percent of the games.
Who will replace him this weekend at Boca’s debut in the Professional League Cup, will be an old acquaintance of the house, who returned after being on loan at Lanús: Agustín Rossi.
The former Chacarita and Estudiantes will play their first match as a starter in Boca after 720 days, where the first leg of the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018 final began, when Xeneize equaled 2-2 with Millonario, also as a replacement for Andrada who was recovering from an injury.
After that meeting, the goalkeeper became a substitute again and in the middle of 2019, he went to Garnet. In the southern entity of Greater Buenos Aires, Rossi showed a very good level, where he played 30 games adding Superliga, Copa Argentina and CONMEBOL Sudamericana and received 34 goals in his goal. In addition, he went 8 times with the fence undefeated and covered two of the four penalties that he was kicked.
With this must have variant, Russo’s likely starting eleven to face Lanús in the debut would be: Rossi; Buffarini, López, Izquierdoz, Fabra; Campuzano, Pol Fernández, Salvio, Tévez, Cardona; and Soldano.
Esteban Andrada: strained left soleus muscle.
Professional Football Medical Department
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