(ESPN.com) – Boca will host workshops in La Bombonera this Sunday at 9 p.m., with the intention of entering the qualifying zone for the final phase of the Professional League Cup.
The match, for the sixth date of Zone 2, will be played with the arbitration of Fernando Rapallini and the televising of Fox Sports Premium.
The xeneize adds 9 points and is six behind the leader Vélez, while Talleres has 5 units.
After an irregular start, Miguel Angel Russo’s team seems to have found a better footballer. The team, after suffering 2 to 1 against Claypole for the Argentine Cup, improved their performance.
First he thrashed 7-1 to Vélez in Liniers and last weekend he tied at home against River, in a game where at times he surpassed his classic rival.
One of the most important doubts that DT maintains is the inclusion of Carlos Tevez. The Apache played with a sprained ankle against River, but seems to be recovered and with a chance of entering the starting 11. If he does not arrive, his place would be occupied by Franco Soldano.
Striker Wanchope Avila, who has recovered from the operation he had earlier this year, and appears to be closer to his departure from the club than to occupying a place in the team, will not be part of Russo’s consideration.
Without Edwin Cardona, one of the figures and scorers of the last half, who is torn, the midfield will once again have Gonzalo Maroni, Cristian Medina and Jorman Campuzano, while in the background it would follow the surprising line of three used against the millionaires.
Thus, in the presence of Lisandro López and Carlos Izquierdoz, Marcos Rojo would join, who against River added the first minutes with the Boca shirt. The former Estudiantes would replace Carlos Zambrano, who was expelled last week.
Fabra and Capaldo would follow on the sides, the latter in a more advanced position on the playing field, something that may be more favorable due to the characteristics of the steering wheel that now moves on the right side.
Talleres is a solid team, which in the last Diego Armando Maradona Cup defeated Boca at home and then rescued a local draw. But it does not arrive at its best moment: it won on the first date of this contest against Patronato de Paraná and then it could not add three in the remaining four days.
As for the starting team, Augusto Schott would replace the suspended Rafael Pérez on the right side, while Joel So Señora, already recovered from a tear, could play for Carlos Auzqui.
In the goal, coach Alexander Medina has been rotating with two level goalkeepers, such as Marcos Díaz and Guido Herrera, and will define the title at the last minute.
The history indicates that they met 52 times, with 22 wins from Boca, 12 from Talleres and 18 draws.
MOUTH: Esteban Andrada; Carlos Izquierdoz, Lisandro López and Marcos Rojo; Nicolás Capaldo, Jorman Campuzano, Cristian Medina, Gonzalo Maroni and Frank Fabra; Sebastián Villa and Carlos Tévez or Franco Soldano. DT: Miguel Angel Russo.
WORKSHOPS: Marcos Díaz or Guido Herrera; Augusto Schott, Nahuel Tenaglia, Piero Hincapié and Enzo Díaz; Juan Ignacio Méndez, Federico Navarro, Franco Fragapane and Joel So Señora or Carlos Auzqui; Diego Valoyes and Mateo Retegui. DT: Alexander Medina.
REFEREE: Fernando Rapallini.
COURT: Boca Juniors.
TIME: 21. TV: Fox Sports Premium.