Boca Juniors and Sarmiento de Junín They play the final of the Reserve League Cup, this Wednesday from 15 at the Florencio Sola stadium, with a live broadcast of SportsCenter.
When it seemed that another Superclásico could come in Argentine football, those from Junín gave the surprise and defeated River in the semifinals 2 to 0, which was hit by the cases of COVID-19. Thus, they are faced with a historical fact: that of winning this contest for the first time in history.
There will be a duel between two teams that are opposite. A Xeneize with inferiors that undoubtedly manages a budget much higher than that of Green, a team that was promoted to First only this season, in January 2021, and that has players that are mostly from Junín or nearby areas.
Last February, they were measured by the third date of Group B, and the result was a tie 2 to 2.
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BOCA HAS BATTAGLIA DT AND LEVEL PLAYERS
With a history like Sebastián Battaglia on the substitute bench, he finished first in Group B, with 30 points. He won 9 games, drew 3 and lost 1, adding 28 goals for and 13 against. The Ribera team prevailed in their quiet zone, seven points behind Newell’s and Sarmiento, the guards (the Rosario players were second on goal difference).
Boca counts on its squad with high-level players, who in some cases already had the pleasure of playing in the First Division. Therefore, some names are not unknown. Ezequiel Fernández, Agustín Sández, Nicolás Valentini and captain Renzo Giampaoli already debuted in the First Division, within a semester where coach Miguel Angel Russo filmed the boys below.
Luis Vázquez, scorer for this team, from the Board of Trustees, is another name that always rings a bell for the First League, taking into account the lack of scorers that Miguel’s team has. He is the top scorer of the tournament, with 13 goals.
Another protagonist of this campaign is Exequiel Zeballos, who was also taken into account to reinforce the First team and had the pleasure of playing several minutes. In fact, both were starters in the victory for the Argentine Cup (2 to 1) of Boca against Claypole.
Those from Battaglia, after advancing to the quarterfinals, first defeated Godoy Cruz (2 to 1), and then in the semifinals they beat Newell’s, also by the same result.
SARMIENTO, THE GREAT SURPRISE
Junín’s team is led by Martín Funes and made an excellent first round, where he was third on goal difference. El Verde won 7 games, drew 2 and lost 4, with 28 goals in favor and 25 against.
An effective forward has Green, but also a defense that received many goals. In the quarterfinals, Sarmiento beat Argentinos Juniors 3 to 2, while in the semifinals he gave the big blow: he defeated River, another of the great candidates, 2 to 0, who had won his zone comfortably.
Federico Paradela, the footballer’s cousin who went to River from Gimnasia and who Maradona made his debut in the Primera del Lobo, is the team’s top scorer, with 8 goals. With 7, just one less, is Luciano Gondou, the center forward.
Goalkeeper Joaquín Cabrera, defenders Juan Antonini and Danilo Actis, midfielders Lisandro Focareta and Paradela and striker Gondou are part of the backbone of a team that mixes good play with punch.