Boca affirmed last night in the same soccer proposal of the previous dates, the one that Sebastián Battaglia installed since he took over, although this time he met a rival like Defense and Justice, who opposed him an intelligent approach, and the tie ended up being the most suitable result.
The game corresponded to the round of the eleventh date of the Professional League and although the equality was without annotations, the game was entertaining for the most part, with an alternate role, two balls on the sticks during the first half by Francisco Pizzini and Luis Vázquez, plus a series of attacks with possibilities in the complementary stage.
Boca came to this meeting with Defense amid widespread interest in the return of the fans to the stadiums after the “pilot test” that meant the authorization to see the national team against Bolivia, for the Qualifiers, and with the firm purpose to continue the climb that began since Battaglia took the lead of the team in place of Miguel Ángel Russo.
The number one objective for the Xeneize team is to ensure their passage to the next edition of the Copa Libertadores, and although in principle the most direct way seems to be to win the Argentine Cup, the recovery of the last dates in the Professional League, with many points for playing, he also reactivated the “Plan B” that would turn out to be the champion of this Argentine tournament.
Regarding the most federal contest of those organized by the AFA, Boca learned yesterday when and where it will meet the Patronato de Paraná in the quarterfinals: on September 22 at 9:30 p.m. at the Ciudad de Madres stadium in Santiago del Estero.
With Battaglia in charge, the Boquense squad, before last night’s meeting, had added victories against Patronato, Platense and Central, which added to the tie against Racing, fueled hope, because apart from the harvest of points it recovered a physiognomy and a functioning with a squad in which experienced players gave way to youngsters from the lower divisions.
As soon as the ball began to roll in the Bombonera, Boca was arranged in the same terms of the previous presentations, which meant a dominating team position, from a game circuit led by Aaron Molinas and Juan Ramírez, the players of best foot: the first, a genuine product of the inferiors; the second, the reinforcement that came from San Lorenzo.
Thus, he installed the game on visiting terrain, risking the replicas that Florencio Varela’s Falcon could make, a formation that arrived with precautions in the defensive structure, a sector in which Sebastián Beccacece added height with Nazareno Colombo, and the idea of giving him speed to organized plays against. In the midst of this climate, before the completion of the first quarter of an hour, Pizzini received from the right and hit a right hand that exploded at Rossi’s near post, his left hand.
The shock did not interrupt the good intentions of Boca, who continued to have more time on the ball, and a basting attack from the left served to lift a cross to the head of Vázquez, the youth who connected far from the reach of Unsain, the goalkeeper. who breathed a sigh of relief when he certified that the ball hit the stick of his right hand and went out.
At this point in the night, Weigandt had already shown symptoms of pain in the groin, which – he consults with the technician through – moved him from the right side to the center forward position, pending the end of the first stage.
The entry of Merentiel allowed Defense more speed in attack, and against Varela’s team he came with a header from Rotondi and a run from Merentiel himself. Boca handled the ball, but without depth, which is why Pavón and Fabra entered. The modifications put a new twist on the encounter, and when it was rearranged, the Xeneize team got the handle back.
The match remained for either of the two, and proof of that were the high-risk situations that Unsain and Rossi avoided, on the occasion of a frank shot from Medina in the first case and the response of the Falcon from a free entry. In this context, they did not resign themselves to the distribution of points, and they went for everything. Without the clarity that Molinas seems to guarantee in the case of Boca and the visiting squad lacking resolution.
The tie was the result that best adjusted to what happened in the 90 minutes, which left Defense more in line than Boca, a team that needed the three points to continue its climb.