Professional League Cup.  Central Cordoba vs Boca Juniors.

Boca Juniors, current soccer champion in Argentina, will try to maintain his winning pace when he visits Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero this Sunday in one of the matches that will complete the second date of the Professional Soccer League (LPF). The match will be played this Sunday from 20.30 in the mother of cities stadiumin Santiago del Estero, will be refereed by Pablo Echavarría and televised by ESPN Premium.

The Xeneize team, directed by Sebastián Battaglia, has had a great semester in which they were crowned champions of the League Cup, advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores, to the same instance in the Copa Argentina and also began the domestic tournament with a win last week over Arsenal (2-1). A noticeable improvement in performance and important figures such as goalkeeper Agustín Rossi, defender Carlos Izquierdoz and unbalanced Colombian striker Sebastián Villa were some of the causes that strengthened Boca as a team and dissipated criticism of Battaglia, who logically became stronger as a coach. .

Boca started the local tournament against Arsenal with just two of its usual starters, Izquierdoz and Villa, then included a majority of starters in Wednesday’s win against Ferro (1-0) for the Argentine Cup, and in Santiago they will have the returns of the central marker Marcos Rojo and striker Darío Benedetto, who were removed from the trip to La Rioja due to a disciplinary measure.

Without the Peruvians Luis Advíncula and Carlos Zambrano, both with their national team that will play the entrance to the Qatar World Cup on Monday, nor with the Paraguayan Oscar Romero, summoned by his National Team, and the loss due to injury of Eduardo Salvio, Boca will not have either Villa from the beginning in Santiago del Estero. The Colombian, author of the qualifying goal against Ferro in La Rioja, received the news on Friday of the rejection of his request for his arrest in the case that investigates him for sexual abuse of a young woman. Battaglia decided to rest him due to the stress derived from that situation and also for having played two games in the same week, so his place will be taken by Nicolás Orsini.

Boca’s debut

Boca will try to add another three points to maintain the leading role in a tournament that is long and above all because it will have to save players to dose the effort when they have the two hand in hand with Corinthians for the round of 16 of the Libertadores, on June 28 in San Pablo and on July 5 in La Bombonera.

Their rival, Central Córdoba, began their campaign with a draw as a visitor against Barracas Central (1-1) and has a team worked by DT Sergio Rondina, who knew how to complicate Boca a lot when they met in the last League Cup .

Professional League Cup. Central Cordoba vs Boca Juniors.Telam

The Chilean goalkeeper Cristopher Toselli, the midfielders Jesús Soraire and Alejandro Martínez, and the Uruguayan striker Renzo López are the outstanding figures of the “Railway” from Santiago, which will receive Boca to a packed stadium and with tickets sold out by fans “Xeneizes” under the figure of “neutral” that will approach the modern stadium.

The debut of Central Cordoba

The record between the two in the first division is just five games, with three victories for Boca, one for Santiago and a draw.

The last time Boca visited Santiago del Estero was on April 23 of this year for Zone B of the League Cup, which they later won, and won 2-1 with two goals scored by Eduardo “Toto” Salvio and a outstanding performance by goalkeeper Javier García, the star of the match.

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