Boca will go in search of the final of the Argentine Cup tomorrow against Estudiantes in Córdoba

Boca will go in search of the final of the Argentine Cup tomorrow against Estudiantes in Córdoba
Boca will go in search of the final of the Argentine Cup tomorrow against Estudiantes in Córdoba

Boca Juniors, the most successful of the Argentine Cup with four trophies, will face Estudiantes de La Plata tomorrow in one of the semifinals of the 2023 edition, which they will assume with a double objective, on the one hand obtaining a title this year, and on the other qualify for the next Copa Libertadores, for which they need to be champion.
The first semifinal of the Argentine Cup will be played this Wednesday starting at 9:10 p.m. at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium, in Córdoba, it will be refereed by Yael Falcón Pérez and televised by the TyC Sports signal.
The match generated enormous expectations and a full stadium is expected in “La Docta”, with a lot of atmosphere in the stands, given that the Argentine Cup is played with the fans of both teams in the stands.
The “Xeneize” team was crowned champion of the most federal tournament in the country in the 1969, 2012, 2015 and 2020 editions, while its rival, “Pincha” from La Plata, never won the competition nor played in a final.
The winner of the tie between Boca and Estudiantes will advance to the final that will be played on December 13 at a venue to be confirmed, in which they will face the winner of the other semifinal that San Lorenzo and Defensa y Justicia will play next Thursday, in the Lanús court.
On their way to the semifinals, Boca successively eliminated Olimpo de Bahía Blanca, Barracas Central, Almagro and Talleres de Córdoba.
Estudiantes, for their part, were among the four best in the tournament after having eliminated Independiente de Chivilcoy, All Boys, Independiente de Avellaneda and Huracán in series.
Boca, in a season in which it was never the protagonist of the local tournaments (Professional League and League Cup), and in which it lost the final of the Copa Libertadores against Fluminense, from Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, will assume the ” semi” of the Argentine Cup with an interim coach like Mariano Herrón, who replaced the resigning Jorge Almirón.
The Argentine Cup has a singular importance for the “Xeneizes” since in addition to the title it will offer the champion as an extra reward the pass to the Libertadores next year, and Boca is betting on achieving it since it is not doing so in the accumulated annual table of the two local tournaments, although for the moment it is entering next year’s Sudamericana.
A scenario without Libertadores in 2024 may influence the elections that the club will hold on December 2 to renew its authorities, in which the ruling party will compete with Juan Román Riquelme as president and Jorge Amor Ameal as vice, against the opposition represented by Andrés Ibarra and Mauricio Macri, former owner of the club for 12 years, between 1995 and 2007.
In that context, coach Mariano Herrón will put the best available, with the return to the defense of captain Marcos Rojo after more than a month, when Boca beat Unión de Santa Fe 2 to 1 in La Bombonera, in that match He tore and in any case he would not have been able to play in the final in Rio on November 4 because he was suspended.
Rojo will come in for Nicolás Valentini, while the other changes will be Ezequiel Bullaude for Cristian Medina, who has had poor performance in recent games, and Lucas Janson for the injured Uruguayan Edinson Cavani to accompany Boca’s best forward on the offensive during the year. : Miguel Merentiel.
Another Uruguayan, Marcelo Saracchi, will continue as a starter at left back since Colombian Frank Fabra remains injured and his future at the club is uncertain after his unusual expulsion against Fluminense.
Their rival, Estudiantes de La Plata, recovered one of their figures, José Sosa, who will provide the share of experience and hierarchy in the generation of the game together with Benjamín Rollheiser.
“Pincha” will not have Luciano Lollo or Santiago Ascacibar, who have been out due to injuries for a few weeks.
Guido Carrillo will continue on the offensive, since coach Eduardo Domínguez is satisfied with his latest performances and the experienced scorer Mauro Boselli will be a substitute, who announced that he will put an end to his career at the age of 38, when the season concludes next month .
– Probable Formations –
Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Luis Advíncula, Nicolás Figal, Marcos Rojo and Marcelo Saracchi; Ezequiel Bullaude, Ezequiel “Equi” Fernández, Guillermo “Pol” Fernández and Valentín Barco; Miguel Merentiel and Lucas Janson. DT: Mariano Herrón.
Students from La Plata: Mariano Andújar; Leonardo Godoy, Santiago Núñez, Zaid Romero and Gastón Benedetti; José Sosa, Jorge Rodríguez, Fernando Zuqui and Franco Zapiola; Benjamín Rollheiser and Guido Carrillo. DT: Eduardo Domínguez.
Referee: Yael Falcón Pérez.
Court: Mario Alberto Kempes, in Córdoba.
Start time: 21.10.
TV: TyC Sports.

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