Juan Roman Riquelme talked to the channel Mouth this Friday and downloaded a message to fans: “You must not let yourself go crazy.” The vice president of Xeneize, who aspires to a new cycle at the helm of the club, tried to calm the public, worried about the slowness of the team. However, the numbers seem to defy Román’s claim.
Is that Boca does not get up. The second game of Jorge Almiron Once again he showed good intentions but played little, understandable for a manager who had a handful of training sessions and two games, even though both were defeats by a goal. The DT isn’t fully responsible, but this pair of setbacks add to a dragging on crisis, with Hugh Ibarra and the short interlude Mariano Herrone.
It is the worst possible start for Almirón after the subsequent 0-1 draw against San Lorenzo and Estudiantes. He is the first Boca manager to lose in the first two games after 36 years, when Roberto Saporiti in 1987 started with two 1-2 defeats against Ferro and, coincidentally, against Estudiantes. But the bad news doesn’t end there: none of the 64 managers who have gone through the history of the club has suffered falls in the first two games without scoring a goal. Demolition Man.
In view of Students It was the Bombonera’s third consecutive home defeat, a streak that hadn’t occurred for 52 years. Before, they were the product of falls Institute 23, Columbus of Santa Fe 1-2 and this stab at Pincha 0-1, three teams that in turn cut historic streaks without winning in La Boca. Those of La Plata, for example, had been without alegrías on Brandsen 805 for 15 years.
But there’s more. Boca has 5 defeats in the last 6 matches of the tournament: won only 3 points from the last 18 in the game. A final figure that explains their position in the standings, an 18th place, with only 14 units, a galaxy from the pointer of the River, which is 27 and a game less.
The numbers speak for themselves and a miracle should happen for the team led by Almirón, champion of the 2022 championship, to be able to fight for the tournament against River, San Lorenzo or those involved in the fight. But it is a risk to give up internal competition: the qualifications for the 2024 cups will be a cause for concern as the months go by.
In the balance of matches played in these 12 dates, Boca won 4 games, drew 2 and lost 6: only Arsenal have more defeats, with 7.
This Tuesday will be the turn of the Libertadores Cupalways at the Bombonera, when Boca faces the Deportivo Pereira from Colombia. It will be the first as a venue for Xeneize in international competition, after the first date where they drew as a host against the weak Monagas from Venezuela. The team will be on the pitch under pressure to get back to winning ways from minute 0.
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