(ESPN.com) – Boca drew 0-0 with Visiting Workshops for the last date of Group 4 and qualified for the Championship Zone of the Diego Armando Maradona Cup.
Xeneize was in first place with 10 points, while T will accompany him to the next phase, after finishing second, with 9. Lanús ran out of chances after losing 3-1 to Newell’s; both teams will go to the Complementation Zone.
Boca arrived with the spirits of the victory in Brazil for the Copa Libertadores against Inter de Porto Alegre, and sought to continue the good run in the local tournament.
The start of the game was imprecise, since both teams had an ear on Coloso Marcelo Bielsa, where Lanús visited Newell’s with chances of fighting for a place among the top of the group.
And Garnet was able to change the panorama when at 17 minutes, he scored in Rosario: with that victory he left out the T. But at 26 Newell’s tied, and put the Cordovan back in second place.
Miguel Angel Russo did not call up Carlos Tevez or Eduardo Salvio for this match, but he did include many starters who came from playing a tough game in the rain on Wednesday in Brazil.
DT surprised with the inclusions of Andrada, Izquierdoz, Fabra, Campuzano, Capaldo, Cardona and Villa.
The first half did not leave much to stand out, beyond a little fluid game, a lot of marks and the injury of Wanchope Abila. The forward is not having a good time and despite starting as a starter, he had to leave the court after 33 minutes of play due to a muscle problem. In his place came Franco Soldano.
Already in the second part, the two came out more determined. And Boca had the best chances. Villa almost opened the account with a strong shot that Marcos Díaz, the former Boca who made his debut in the T.
But Díaz was going to be wrong on two occasions, trying to cut centers to the area. In the first failed start the Peruvian Zambrano almost scored, and in the second Tenaglia saved the goalkeeper’s error on the line. Capaldo also had a clear opportunity with the empty goal, which went very close to Diaz’s left post.
With the game under control, Russo reached for the bench and Buffarini entered for Campuzano, Obando for Cardona and More for Fabra. The meeting had more spaces for Boca, but anyway he could not open the scoring.
In general, there was a good game from Zárate, with a lot of mobility in attack, and also from Villa, who continues to be the destabilizing player that the team needs up front. In defense, Izquierdoz stood out as a figure.
In Rosario, Newell’s had already settled the lawsuit in the final with two goals (he ended up winning 3 to 1) and left both Boca and Talleres calm, already classified even a few minutes before the end of the match.
With this first objective accomplished at the local level, Boca will now turn its head to receive Inter from Brazil at La Bombonera this Wednesday, to seal the place in the quarterfinals of CONMEBOL Libertadores.