Boca Juniors vs.  Newell's Old Boys - Game Report - November 30, 2021

(ESPN.com) – Boca drew goalless against Newell’s in La Bombonera and two dates from the end of the tournament are currently out of the Copa Libertadores, taking the annual points table.

Xeneize has 59 points, one less than Estudiantes, the last classified so far. However, Sebastián Battaglia’s team can enter the Cup directly if they win the Argentine Cup, in the final that will be played on December 8.

The truth is that from the start there were surprises due to the departures of the initial team of Zambrano, Cardona and Villa, who were going to be starters on Sunday when the game was suspended due to rain.

It was not clear why they left the starting 11, and the rumors and uncertainty about the formation and possible internal problems does not help at this moment of the team, which is not going through its best moment.

It was demonstrated in this duel against Newell’s, that with little he managed to bother a Boca without ideas.

In the first half, only a header from Salvio that the goalkeeper sent to the corner kick generated the clearest chance of those first 45 minutes; Newell’s had theirs, but Rossi blocked Garro’s goal.

In addition, Boca deserved to take the victory, because he searched with the encouragement of the people until the end, against a Newell’s that only defended itself and bet on some against.

Cardona’s entry gave him a bit of clarity in the final stretch of the court, where the Colombian found precise passes to enable the forwards.

Vázquez had it twice, but first the goalkeeper and then the stick denied the scorer the winning goal; Rojo hit a header that hit the post a few minutes earlier, and Ramírez missed the winning goal in the end with a shot from the edge of the small area that went wide.

At 23, a Villa cross ended in a goal by Vázquez that the judge annulled for a finite advanced position. Newell’s had a very clear shot with a shot that Rossi covered Giani at the beginning of the second half.

La Bombonera encouraged, although he asked to win the final in December to reach the Copa Libertadores and add one more title. But this team lost confidence, Battaglia seems to have more doubts than ever and does not help with the continuous changes, generating uncertainty.

In short, the future of the DT and the final balance that will be obtained from his work will have a litmus test in the final of the Argentine Cup. The results, as always, are what rule.