Arquirrivais made the first Argentine final from the Libertadores and the third Superclássico that deserves the title of killing
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by João Vitor Nicodemus
Campinas, SP, 09 (AFI) – Algoze Brasil in the previous phase, Boca Juniors and River plate start the historic final south Africa This Saturday, 6 pm The Argentine championship plays host to the first leg at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires. The so-called Superclassic marks the first Argentine final in the Libertadores, only in years where the competition is no longer formatting back-to-back.
Historically competition was born and fed on the ideas of rich and poor, River Plate and Bocas Juniors have faced each other in two finals. In the final of the Argentine Championship in 1976, when Boca took the trophy, won 1-0, and in the decision of the Supercopa Argentina in 2018, which ended in a Billionaire victory.
In the Libertadores, the club dueled on 23 overall chances, with ten Boca Juniors won, seven River Plate wins and six draws. The two classic finalists will have unique fans, a measure adopted since 2014 due to violent incidents that usually surround confrontations.
In Group 8, along with Palmeiras, in the first phase, Boca Juniors was far behind the Brazilian team, but secured the classification in second place in the last round. The first opponent of KO was Libertad, Paraguay, which Boca left behind on the way to winning both matches.
In the quarterfinals, on the path of La Bombonera's team is Cruzeiro. After winning at home, Boca have just held back a draw at Mineirão to stay together in an empty position. The team returned to find Palmeiras in the semifinals and a home win guaranteed Argentina's "bicho" again, advancing after a draw in Brazil after returning.
River Plate advanced as Group 4 leader in the first phase, where they met Flamengo. The team has an Argentina duel in round 16 against Racing. After a draw in the away leg, River won easily at home and advanced. In the quarter, everything was the same, a goalless draw in the first leg against Independiente Argentina, and a victory at Monumental de Nuñez on his return. The semifinals marked a heroic turn against Gremio in Porto Alegre. After losing 1-0 at home, Millionarios won 2-1 on lap.
CARMON OF PALM TREES HANDLE ATTACKS?
With a few hours left for Superclassic, Boca Juniors coach has been known primarily in who will order the team's attack. Dario Benedetto, the great executioner of Palmeiras in the semifinals, postulated to steal the void of former Cruzeirense Ramón di when in the first team.
The team still has other doubts, namely about the condition of midfielder Pablo Perez. Players did not practice normally for a week and the Medical Department waited until the last moment to try to use athletes, who were key players in the Boca squad. If there are no playing conditions, Agustín Almendra and Fernando Gago appear as options.
SMALL SURPRISE AND WITHOUT TRAINING
With losses in the starting lineup, River Plate has their biggest concern about not being able to rely on coach Marcelo Gallardo. He was punished by Conmebol for breaking the suspension against Gremio and going to River's dressing room in the semifinals. Now, the trainer cannot enter La Bombonera.
In four low lines is Ponzio, who is injured. With that, the direct substitute for the vacancy must be Enzo Pérez, just as he is against Racing in the Octave and against Gremio in Porto Alegre. Without going through a good phase, Quintero should not have started, but presented himself as a good choice on the team bench.
The Bombonera – Buenos Aires (ARG) ()
Christian Schiemann-CHI and Claudio Rios-CHI
Jara, Izquierdoz, Magallán and Olaza;
Barrios, Villa, Nández, Pérez and Pavón;
Technician: Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Montiel, Maidana, Pinola and Casco;
Nacho Fernández and Enzo Pérez;
Pratto, Palacios, and Pity Martínez;
Technician: Marcelo Gallardo