Boca Juniorsin a bad present since the beginning of the season, he tries to return to victory tonight when he receives the Colombian team Pereira sports, for the second date of group F of the Copa Libertadores. The game which takes place in La Bombonera is directed by Uruguayan Andrés Matonte from 21:00 (Argentina), with Fox Sports and Star+ television.
After the draw of the Xeneize on his debut against Monagas in Venezuela (0-0) and the three consecutive falls, the new coach Jorge Almiron He will make his coaching debut in the continental tournament with the idea of lifting his players’ spirits and straightening the course for the triple competition (Libertadores, Professional League and Argentine Cup) that the club from La Ribera has to face.
While he is 18th with 14 points in the local league following his loss to Estudiantes at La Bombonera last weekend, Almirón is planning a new starting eleven that will allow him to get three points for the first time in charge of Xeneize, after having been defeated in his two lead games since taking charge (0-1 against San Lorenzo and against Estudiantes). Before your arrival, Mariano Herrone He also lost his last game as interim DT against Colón 2-1.
After a few replacement names that had their starting places against Pincha, the players like it Nicholas Figal, Agostino Sandez, Pol Fernández AND Luis Advincula They are the best candidates to have their place against the Colombian team. sebastian villa It is not confirmed because he was not present at Monday’s training after the start of the trial in which he was accused of violence and threats against his ex-partner.
For its part, Deportivo Pereira, the latest football champion in the cafe and who participates for the first time in Libertadores, is not even in the best possible shape to visit Xeneize.
The Colombian team is 12th in their respective local tournament, accumulating four wins along with five draws and losses. The last match played ended in a 2-2 draw against Independiente Santa Fe.
As data to take into account to analyze for Almirón and his coaching staff is that they will face the top scorer of the Colombian league angel rodriguezwho has already scored six goals, to add to what he has scored Colo Colo in the Copa Libertadores he made his debut with a 1-1 draw.
In terms of history, this will be the first duel in which both teams face each other because it must be taken into account that Deportivo Pereira has just been promoted to the Colombian first division in 2020.
= Possible formations =
Boca Juniors:Sergio Romero; Luis Advíncula, Nicolás Figal, Nicolás Valentini, Agustín Sández; Guillermo Pol Fernández, Alan Varela, Ezequiel Fernández/Cristian Medina, Óscar Romero; Darío Benedetto and Norberto Briasco. DT: Jorge Almiron.
Pereira Sports: Aldair Quintana; Diego Hernández; Geisson Perea; Carlos Ramírez; Juan Pablo Zuluaga; Johnny Vasquez; Maicol Medina; Johan Bocanegra; JimerFory; Arley Rodriguez; Angelo Rodriguez. DT: Alejandro Restrepo
TV: Fox Sports and Star+
stadium: La Bombonera
Referee: Andres Matonte
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