From 19.15, Boca Juniors will face Sarmiento de Junín by date 21 of the Professional Football League tournament. The match, which will be arbitrated by Leandro Rey Hilfer, can be followed by TNT Sports.
Far from the fight for the championship led by River Plate, the team he leads Sebastián Battaglia has a clear objective: ensure qualification for the Copa Libertadores 2022. And to achieve this you must add the three points in The Bombonera, which will once again have a full audience for the first time since March 2020, in that match against Diego Maradona’s Gymnastics when it was consecrated in the last edition of the Super League.
While waiting to know who will be his rival in the final of the Argentine Cup -the semifinal that will be played by Talleres de Córdoba and Godoy Cruz-, the other chance he has to achieve the passage to the maximum club tournament in South America, the Xeneize you will have a team with variants. After the 3-0 win against Aldosivi in Mar del Plata, the DT will recover the lateral Luis Advíncula. The Peruvian played the double knockout date with Peru, but returned in good shape and will be from the game against Green.
Another who will return to defense will be Marcos Rojos. The world runner-up is already recovered from his injury and will return to the defense with Carlos Izquierdoz and Fran Fabra. In the midfield area will be the Colombian Jorman Campuzano, Agustin Almendra, of great performance in recent games, and the left-hander Juan Ramirez. For the attack, Battaglia will bet once more on Edwin cardona as a link, and by Sebastian Villa as the companion of Luis Vazquez, the area reference xeneize.
Boca has 55 points in the general table and is in 5th place, which is why it would be making the move to Libertadores next year. But he is closely followed by Estudiantes, who already played and thrashed Huracán, as well as Lanús, who fell to Patronato. They both have 54 units.
For its part, Martin Funes will make his debut in Sarmiento after the departure of Mario Sciacqua. The former DT of the Reserve of the Junín team, with which he became champion last tournament after beating Xeneize led by Battaglia, will be able to count on the return of Braian Salvareschi and would make several modifications in the starting eleven with respect to the last match before from the stand by the window of international matches of national teams that ended with defeat for Green at home against Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero.
Boca: Agustín Rossi; Luis Advíncula, Carlos Izquierdoz, Marcos Rojo and Frank Fabra; Agustín Almendra, Jorman Campuzano and Juan Ramírez; Edwin Cardona; Sebastián Villa and Luis Vázquez. DT: Sebastián Battaglia.
Sarmiento: Manuel Vicentini; Martín García, Braian Salvareschi, Nicolás Bazzana, Gabriel Alanís; Federico Vismara; Julián Chicco, Gervasio Núñez, Federico Paradela; Luciano Gondou and Jonathan Torres. DT: Martín Funes.
Referee: Leandro Rey Hilfer
Stadium: Alberto J. Armando, La Bombonera
TV: TNT Sports