Boca started determined to seal the victory, while Barracas noted that it can do damage. In addition, Alfredo Berti, the coach, opted for two admissions: Jonathan Blanco and Fernando Valenzuela, on the field.
With the 6 minutes added by the double debate of the VAR, the first chapter was closed with more and better emotions. Boca was able to raise the difference, Barracas was able to equalize the score. When he has the ball and takes note of the leading role, the local team is superior. Barracas, with little, complicates his life. That yes: he plays very advanced the last line, to the limit.
Villa wins the position Maximiliano Rodríguez, inside the area (is there a hand from the Colombian, is there also a foul?), the action continues, Pol Fernández misses the ball and then, left-footed, Benedetto converts. The VAR, however, annuls it, due to an infraction by Villain the previous move.
Oscar Romero’s position caused debateespecially in his latest performances. Almost like a double five, unconcerned about offensive construction. Against Barracas it is more participatory, sharp, almost leaning on the right sector. The conceptual idea is to join Ramírez and Pol Fernández, who sometimes surprises almost as a striker.
Beyond the advantage and that has spaces to advance, Boca controls the ball, although without danger. Barracas Central, with limitations, search, try. Javi García gives a simple delivery to the corner: the goalkeeper shows some distractions. The show is not attractive: one does not want too much, the other cannot.
The reaction was immediate. Stopped ball, goal by Barracas Central, which takes advantage of certain licenses of the last xeneize line. The goal belongs to Bandiera: the feeling remains that García could have done something more. The goal is checked by the VAR, for a supposed advanced position. In the end, it is cancelled. Three minutes later, it is confirmed: he was offside after Gonzalo Paz’s “hairstyle”. Fernando Espinoza annulled it at the request of Darío Herrera from the VAR.
A very good offensive connection from Boca: fake and center, left-footed, Pol Fernandezwho finds in solitude Pipe Benedetto. The forward does not fail in the area. The xeneize team wins, almost from the start of the game.
Boca faces Barracas Central, for Zone 2, date 13 of the League Cup. A crowd applauded the xeneize team, with the illusion of a victory and a substantial improvement in performance. Boca has (almost, almost) the best possible formation.
Boca is the protagonist in the three fronts in which it competes, the League Cup, the Libertadores Cup and the Argentine Cup, although certain fluctuations in the results complicated some plans of coach Sebastián Battaglia. In that sense, puts the best available, including the recovered captain Carlos Izquierdozbecause they need to secure their stage pass and also seek to win in La Boca, since the only win as a local was achieved when they received Central on the Vélez field, 2-1.
Darío Benedetto will be up front along with the Colombian Sebastián Villa, both suspended in the Libertadores, and in the midfield a player highly demanded by the fans will start: Alan Varela. A natural number 5 will allow him to get ahead of Pol Fernández and especially the Paraguayan Oscar Romero, who played the last games as a pitcher standing next to the central midfielder. Javier García will continue in the goal, figure in the recent matches against Godoy Cruz (1-1) and Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero (2-1), despite the fact that the starter Agustín Rossi is recovered from a tear; he will be preserved for the game this Wednesday, in Bolivia, against Always Ready, for the Copa Libertadores.
Welcome to the coverage of Boca-Barracas Central, live. With the premise of settling a couple of pending issues, the xeneize team plays more than just a game. Improve your performance and win for the first time in the Bombonera in the League Cup. In addition, the primary mission of ensuring their classification to the quarterfinals. The match, valid for date 13 of Zone B of the domestic tournament, is played from 7:00 p.m., in the Bombonera. It will be refereed by Fernando Espinoza and televised by the TNT Sports signal.