After the confirmation of the game against Defense and Justice this Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. in the Bombonera (with the arbitration of Andrés Merlos), Sebatián Battaglia made a list of summoned in Boca in which Carlos Izquierdoz is not but in which the DT has with almost the entire squad available for what is to come.
In the last line, after having rest against Tigre, Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano and Frank Fabra will reappear. The other place will go to Marcos Rojo, who due to being sanctioned in the Libertadores (he still owes one match) will start in the domestic tournament. Why is Izquierdoz not here? Because he has an annoyance due to a blow to the waist and since he has already served his sanction in Conmebol, he will be taken care of for the match against Corinthians that will be played in a week.
With Alan Varela and Pol Fernández as the starting pieces in midfield, the only doubt that Battaglia seems to have is the inclusion or not of Juan Ramírez in that midfield. If the former San Lorenzo is absent, the site will go to Óscar Romero. And so, the attack will again have three defined pieces.
Darío Benedetto (the team’s top scorer in this 2022 with 9 cries) and Sebatián Villa (the offensive piece of the most influential imbalance of the year) will be from the beginning. And to them we can add Eduardo Salvio, who had a good performance against Central Córdoba and in La Paz against Always Ready. In the only tactical stoppage that allowed the little rest, Toto played from the start.
What alternatives handles the DT? Include Juan Ramírez and move Romero to a freer position on offense. Or place Cristian Medina there, with a good income against Tigre in Victoria. There are plenty of options for the coach, who has already warned that “we are going to need everyone because there are many games in a row.”
In the case of beating Florencio Varela’s team, Boca will play on Saturday for the League Cup and on Tuesday for the Copa Libertadores, only to resolve an eventual final of the domestic tournament in the run-up to the last date of the first phase of the Cup, in a duel that could be hand in hand against Deportivo Cali. All too tight.
The possible starting eleven would be: Rossi; Advincula, Zambrano, Red, Fabra; Guillermo Fernández, Varela, Ramírez or Romero; Salvio, Benedetto and Sebastian Villa.