Boca will host Huracán this Sunday at 7:20 p.m. for the third date of the Diego Armando Maradona Cup, and he hopes to close the year with a victory to start thinking about the superclassic with River, in the first game of 2021.
The xeneize arrives with an important mental impulse, after the clear victory achieved against Racing last Wednesday, which allowed him to turn the series around and get into the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores.
With four points, Boca shares the top of the A Championship Zone with River and Argentinos Juniors. El Globo, meanwhile, comes after a defeat against the millionaire and a comeback, in the debut of this phase, against Independiente.
Coach Miguel Angel Russo will replace, as he did against Independiente, several of the substitutes who played a week ago. “At this stage we are going to need everyone at their highest level and we must have even levels”, the DT had anticipated.
Nicolás Capaldo would enter in the middle for Diego González, injured by a contracture in the anterior rectus of the right thigh. Colombian Edwin Cardona would also enter, substitute in the last two games, and Ramón Abila would return along with Mauro Zárate in attack.
In defense, in addition to goalkeeper Agustín Rossi, Julio Buffarini, Carlos Zambrano, Gastón Avila and Emmanuel Mas would be there from the start. And there will also be a youth presence: in addition to Avila below, Alan Varela and Exequiel Zeballos would join.
On the other hand, Israel Damonte did not confirm the starting team, but after the 3-1 defeat against River, the youth Santiago Hezze could leave the team, who would be replaced by Adrián Arregui. In addition, Ezequiel Bonifacio, could enter in replacement of captain Leandro Grimi.
Boca will only host Santos on January 6, in La Bombonera, for the first semifinal of the Libertadores. But first he will have his sights set on the superclassic, which will be played on Saturday, January 2, and which could define first place in this Cup.
MOUTH: Agustín Rossi; Julio Buffarini, Carlos Zambrano, Gastón Avila and Emmanuel Más; Nicolás Capaldo, Alan Varela and Edwin Cardona; Mauro Zárate; Exequiel Zeballos and Ramón Wanchope Abila. DT: Miguel Angel Russo.
HURRICANE: Facundo Cambeses; Raúl Lozano, Renato Civelli, Lucas Merolla and Leandro Grimi or Ezequiel Bonifacio; Santiago Hezze or Adrián Arregui, Esteban Rolón, Franco Cristaldo and Juan Fernando Garro; Norberto Briasco and Andrés Chávez. DT: Israel Damonte.
REFEREE: Ariel Penel.
COURT: La Bombonera.