Boca Juniors, leaders of Group F of the Copa Libertadores de América, visit Deportivo Pereira, with the mission of achieving a victory that will qualify them for the round of 16. If he draws, he’ll have to wait a little longer.
The match will be played starting at 21:00 at the Hernán Ramírez Villegas stadium, in the Colombian city of Pereira, will be refereed by the Brazilian Wagner do Nascimento Magalhaes and broadcast by Fox Sports.
Ribera’s team leads the area with 7 points, followed by the Chilean Colo Colo with 5, then Pereira with 4 and finally Monagas, from Venezuela, with 2.
Boca started with a hesitant journey in the Libertadores, with a draw in Venezuela against Monagas (0-0), but then recovered with two wins in a row, the first at the Bombonera over Pereira (2-1) and the second in Chile against Colo-Colo (2-0).
His rival, Pereira, beat the Venezuelans, level with the Chileans and the aforementioned defeat in La Boca, in a match that was won 1-0 until the final minutes when goals from the Peruvian Luís Advíncula and Alan Varela arrived .
Boca are aware that a victory qualifies them for the round of 16 given that last night Monagas and Colo Colo drew 1-1 in Venezuela.
= Probable formations =
Pereira Sports: Franklin Mosquera; Diego Hernández, Geisson Perea and Yeison Suárez; Maicol Medina, Jimer Fory, Johan Bocanegra, Jesús Murillo León and Jhonny Vázquez; Kevin Aladesanmi and Arley Rodriguez. DT: Alejandro Restrepo.
Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Marcelo Weigandt, Bruno Valdez, Nicolás Figal and Frank Fabra; Luis Advíncula, Guillermo Fernández, Alan Varela and Martín Payero; Darío Benedetto and Sebastian Villa. DT: Jorge Almiron.
Referee: Wagner do Nascimento Magalhaes.
Stadium: Hernan Ramirez Villegas.
TV: Fox Sport.
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