Amended, with casualties due to injuries, with players at the limit from the physical point of view, others cited by the different National Teams, Mouth will play before Godoy Cruz in Mendoza with the chance to add a victory that will sustain him in the fight for the title of this Professional League, something unthinkable weeks ago but that after the victory against River in the Superclásico raised him to a disputed place. Hugo Ibarra has doubts but is looking for something more than three points: a demonstration of commitment in the face of so much adversity, despite the fact that the victory will put him at the top of the tournament at least until Atlético Tucumán and Gimnasia de La Plata play their respective parties.
In defense, perhaps the fundamental pillar from which Boca’s rise was stopped (they only scored 2 goals in the last 9 official games), there will be emergencies everywhere. The sides (Advíncula and Fabra) went with Peru and Colombia for the double FIFA date. That is why their places will be occupied by Marcelo Weigandt (of an uneven level in this 2022) and Agustín Sández (compliant in his defensive role but without so much voracity in the attack).
In the central defense Marcos Rojo was waited until the last moment, who has a muscular discomfort. However, the captain, despite flying with the squad, has few chances to play. And they decided not to risk Nicolás Figal for the second game in a row, aware of the large number of games that are coming in this remaining month of competition. Without Zambrano, also with Peru, the duo that is emerging is with Facundo Roncaglia and Gabriel Aranda: the fourth and fifth central marker of the squad. Many problems.
The middle of the court is the one that presents more and better variants. Because with Alan Varela in the central circle and with Pol Fernández and Martín Payero on the sides, it begins to come out of memory. In addition, Óscar Romero would get among the starters without a fixed position for the setback, something that conditioned him in the last time. He must think more about attacking than defending in a team that will not have too many dangerous options.
Going forward, without Darío Benedetto (he lost about 3 kilos due to the stomach virus that affected him in recent days) it will be Luis Vázquez’s turn again, a striker who only scored one goal in his last twenty appearances. His attack partner of his? The boy Luca Langoni, who broke into the team against Atlético Tucumán and who will add his fifth consecutive game as a starter. And in the bank? There isn’t much else to look for with injuries to Briasco, Villa and Zeballos. Only Orsini appears as a spare part. The rest will be more kids: Brandon Cortés, Maxi Zalazar and the tip of the Reserve, Gonzalo Morales.
The eleven in Mendoza
Boca’s formation against Godoy Cruz (there will be 15,000 Xeneizes fans in the stadium) would be with Agustin Rossi; Weigandt, Roncaglia, Aranda, Sandez; Pol Fernández, Alan Varela, Martín Payero, Óscar Romero; Langoni and Vazquez.