Boca, who show a dull level of play and have just suffered an unexpected setback against Banfield, are looking for a comeback this Sunday against Instituto de Córdoba, one of those promoted but who have barely lost a game in their seven dates in which he played the Professional League.
The match takes place from 19:00 at the La Bombonera stadium, with refereeing by Jorge Baliño and ESPN Premium television.
‘Xeneize’ has 11 points and always remains close to the front positions, even if their game does not meet the expectations of most of their fans.
Finally, this week coach Hugo Ibarra was hospitalized, who was able to recover from a nosebleed and remain in command of the team.
Instituto (10), led by Lucas Bovaglio, are carrying on an excellent campaign recently promoted and are a team that can very well choose to put pressure on the opponent or wait in their field trying to exploit the spaces against.
Boca have not hosted the Instituto for 17 years, since 28 August 2005, the day they achieved a 3-0 victory with two goals from Martín Palermo and one from Neri Cardozo. In that Xeneize side Ibarra started, while visiting current goalkeeper (41) Jorge Carranza was among the substitutes.
Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Marcelo Weingandt, Bruno Valdez, Nicolás Figal and Frank Fabra; Guillermo “Pol” Fernández, Ezequiel Fernández and Martín Payero; Luca Langoni, Darío Benedetto and Sebastián Villa. DT: Hugo Ibarra.
Institute: Jorge Carranza; Giuliano Cerato, Joaquín Varela, Fernando Alarcón and Sebastián Corda; Gabriel Graciani, Nicolás Linares, Gastón Lodico and Brahian Cuello; Santiago Rodriguez and Adrian Martinez. DT: Lucas Bovaglio.
Referee: Jorge Balino.
Stadium: Boca Juniors
Starting time: 19.00
Television: ESPN Premium
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