(ESPN.com) – Boca will host Defense and Justice this Saturday at 6.30 p.m. in a key match for the aspirations of both teams, for the eighth date of Zone 2 of the Professional League Cup.
The clash will be in La Bombonera, with the arbitration of Fernando Echenique and televised by TNT Sports.
Boca is sixth with 10 points, while Defense has 11 and is in fourth place in the table, which Velez leads with 16.
Six dates from the end, adding three will be key, taking into account that the first four from each zone qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament.
It was a hard week from the institutional point of view for the xeneize, which seems to have no peace. Added to the football problems that the team has been showing since the beginning of the tournament, was the resignation of Vice President Mario Pergolini.
The reasons were not completely clarified, but the bad relationship with Riquelme and the Football Council was decisive.
Meanwhile, those of Miguel Angel Russo will seek to return to victory after three dates without winning, and in the process will try to break the streak without victories in La Bombonera, where they have not won since December 27.
In relation to the team, the xeneize will form again with a line of three. One of the DT’s doubts is in the midfield, between Cristian Medina and Agustín Almendra.
On the other hand, Alan Varela would be in place of Jorman Campuzano, who suffered a car accident in the week, while Mauro Zárate would start in place of Gonzalo Maroni.
Boca has not been performing well. He comes to tie with Independiente, and before he had lost with local workshops, and tied with River. The last victory was a solid performance against Vélez, whom he defeated 7-1 at the José Amalfitani. An oasis in the desert.
Defense is good in the tournament, although it will focus on what will be the first final of the Recopa Sudamericana, this Wednesday, against Palmeiras.
It should be remembered that the Falcon, now led by Sebastián Beccacece, comes from being champion of the South American Cup by the hand of Hernán Crespo.
The history between the two is only eight games, of which Boca won six, Defense and Justice one and tied the rest.
MOUTH: Esteban Andrada; Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Izquierdoz and Marcos Rojo; Nicolás Capaldo, Cristian Medina or Agustín Almendra, Alan Varela and Frank Fabra; Mauro Zarate; Carlos Tevez and Sebastián Villa. DT: Miguel Angel Russo.
DEFENDING: Ezequiel Unsain; Néstor Breitenbruch, Adonis Frías and Fernando Meza; Franco Paredes, Tomás Escalante, Raúl Loaiza and Marcelo Benítez; Francisco Pizzini, and Eugenio Isnaldo; Walter Bou. DT: Sebastián Beccacece.
REFEREE: Fernando Echenique.
COURT: Boca Juniors.
TIME: 18.30. TV: TNT Sports.