Very bad news for Boca Juniors, because Agustín Almendra was injured in the friendly against Sarmiento de Junín and would miss the first leg of the round of 16 of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup.
The midfielder could not complete the preseason match, because in a crossing of Federico Bravo he bent his left ankle and retired almost without being able to walk. Further studies were carried out on the player and the department of Boca reported that he suffers “A sprain of the internal collateral ligament of the left ankle”.
Almendra was included by Miguel Ángel Russo in the starting lineup in this last preseason friendly, but with this injury he will surely miss the first match with Atlético Mineiro.
Boca Junior will receive the team of Nacho Fernández and Zaracho next Tuesday the 13th, from 7:00 p.m., for the first leg of the round of 16.