Hugo Ibarra left the Bombonera with mixed feelings. On the one hand, Boca was unable to take advantage of the results of the date and the draw at home against Defensa y Justicia made it impossible for them to climb to the top. The team did not show its best version and, although it had clear chances to win it, the Falcon also deserved better luck and made Chiquito Romero a figure. For this reason, although he could not celebrate, DT found the positive side at 0-0 at home and valued the point against the pointer.
oscar romero – 7-3-2023
The stick denied Romero the goal
Boca tied in a great match and did not reach the tip
What did Ibarra say about the tie with Defensa?
“It’s difficult for a game like this to end 0-0. In the second half we could have taken the win. In fact, until the last minute we had scoring situations. But we were playing with the championship leader and I think the draw was fair. I lost count of the situations that each team had, I think it could have ended 3 to 3 or 4 to 4. We will have to make a mea culpa and continue to improve during the week,” said the DT.
Sergio Chiquito Romero – 7-3-2023
New save by Chiquito Romero
Chiquito Romero’s response to Dibu Martínez
During the match Ibarra tried everything. It began with the 4-3-3 with the Langoni-Benedetto-Villa trident that had just won the Super Cup. Then he disarmed it and passed the 4-4-2, with Merentiel instead of Pipa. And it ended with a 4-1-3-2, with Pol of 5 and a half team focused on attack. The changes, however, did not take effect.. Because although Boca was and was, and generated several scoring situations, the game was losing fluidity and it was split, with many people in the area but unprotected in the background.
Boca Juniors – 7-3-2023
The tie between Boca and Defense
Video: the summary of the great game between Boca and Defense with 45 shots
“We have very important forwards, in this Argentine football it is very difficult to have the variants that Boca has.. I like that they are all at a good level. We have many and very nice variants. We are looking to dose the loads a bit and try to win the game. The forwards are very good and they know that the group is the most important thing,” he added. And although he said he was “calm”, he also acknowledged that the team will have to continue correcting errors.
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Boca Juniors – 7-3-2023
The word of Pipa Benedetto
“I don’t have any worries, I’m happy with what the team did, for what they played and for what they did more about in the second half. But you always have to improve and the players are aligned on that idea,” he closed.