The 4-3-3 to which Boca changed with Sebastián Battaglia as DT in the last half has pieces of pure imbalance in its offensive wings. Sebastián Villa and Exequiel Zeballos not only justify the tactical drawing: they also contribute goals and are decisive in the strategy.
The Colombian, whom the DT will recover to play the Copa Libertadores, was dispatched with a great goal in the first stage and then added chances to increase the difference in the second half. Villa has accumulated 8 goals and 10 assists so far in 2022, by far his best production since he arrived at the club in 2018. On the field, the coffee grower is unquestionable and difficult to replace for a coach who, through him and his connection with Frank Fabra, was able to consolidate a facet of the game that rivals know but cannot deactivate.. The left sector of Boca, with the men from Colombia, are his best attack card.
However, after the League Cup, Exequiel Zeballos also burst in full force, the boy from the Inferiores who had shown touches of play during 2021 but who they waited to give him his chance. The man from Santiago, now extreme on the right but unbalanced by any profile, adds 4 goals in the year (5 in total) but the third consecutive in just four days (he had scored twice against Tigre in the Bombonera).
With Eduardo Salvio out (he is ready to return from his muscle injury) it was Zeballos who took over the starting role and now it will be Toto -he has in his possession the chance to renew his bond- who will have to prevail in the face of the Libertadores match against Corinthians . It is that with the resolved wings and Benedetto, the trident of Battaglia and company is complete.