When will the Superclásico between Boca and River be played for the Maradona Cup?

The date of the Superclásico corresponding to the Maradona Cup generated a lot of speculation. The Boca-River that will be played in La Bombonera was originally scheduled for Sunday January 3, but it will be Saturday 2.

The doubts had to do with the calendars of both clubs. River has its first semi-final commitment of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup against Palmeiras on Tuesday, January 5. For its part, Boca, after eliminating Racing, must face Santos on Wednesday, January 6.

In addition, the two teams have their next commitment in the Diego Maradona Cup this Sunday 27, where Boca will host Huracán and River will be local against Arsenal.

So there were two reasons why you didn’t want to play on January 2. The first is that the campuses must concentrate on January 1, a day that they usually have free after the New Year’s celebration. And the second, the proximity of the aforementioned cup commitments.

As it transpired, The Professional League would have preferred to play on December 30 so that neither Boca nor River would preserve their starters and could provide a show with the hierarchy that a Superclásico is used to..