Confirmed: Boca Juniors and River Plate will meet on Wednesday, August 4, at 7 p.m., at the Ciudad de La Plata stadium, in the Argentine Superclásico for the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup.
As was foreseeable these days, the Argentine leadership resolved that Boca and River cross again, in this case in the federal tournament, on Wednesday of the first week of August, on La Plata soil.
This option was the date River wanted, since it will have a week for its first clash with Atlético Mineiro in the quarterfinal round of the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup.
Meanwhile, Boca preferred the alternative of early September, which would coincide with the FIFA Date. The Xeneize only had two summoned in the last competition of selections, Frank Fabra and Edwin Cardona, while the Millionaire rejected that date because he would lose seven footballers, mostly starters.
The Argentine Cup is especially important because it gives a direct classification to the Copa Libertadores.
The team led by Miguel Ángel Russo comes with problems after the controversial elimination in the second round of the Libertadores, with the two goals canceled against Mineiro, one in each game, and just this weekend, just before the Superclásico, they will return to play the headlines since they had to isolate themselves after returning from the trip to Brazil.
Meanwhile, the team led by Marcelo Gallardo now suffers the loss due to injury to Matías Suárez, in the victory over Lanús for the League Tournament.
In addition, the dates of the other round of 16 duels were defined: Independiente-Tigre, on 4 at 16, in the Unique state of San Nicolás; Students from Río Cuarto-Talleres de Córdoba, on Wednesday the 11th at a time to be defined on the Newell’s field; Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata-Argentinos Juniors, on Wednesday 18 at a time and place to be defined.