Boca met its first goals in these intense weeks. He started on the right foot in the Copa Libertadores, proved himself that he could with Santos and qualified for the final phase of the League Cup before traveling to Ecuador. And now, the next step, to face Barcelona, the other leader of Group C of the main continental competition, after a hard bustle with two games in 48 hours. With changes? Yes, with some changes that Miguel Angel Russo will finish defining the same Tuesday, according to the recovery of his players.
The loss forced by the suspension of three dates received after the expulsion in the semifinals of the last edition is that of Frank Fabra, but they will not be in Guayaquil Agustín Almendra and Sebastián Villa, whom Russo decided to leave in Buenos Aires after they were in the last five games in two weeks.
In comparison with the list of summoned for the game against Lanús, Esteban Andrada and Carlos Zambrano joined, two who could return to the team after several games of absence due to coronavirus, while Jorman Campuzano, Marcos Rojo, Edwin Cardona and Mauro Zárate continue low.
Thus, Russo could choose between maintaining the line of four or rearming the line of five with Zambrano against a rival who plays with four offensive footballers and who has just beaten The Strongest 4-0. Julio Buffarini could reappear on the right side, while Emmanuel Mas would go to the left.
In the midfield, if they are well after playing on Sunday, Cristian Medina and Alan Varela would follow, while Gonzalo Maroni is the candidate to replace Almendra.
In the attack, Cristian Pavón seems the great candidate to enter the place of Colombian Villa and Franco Soldano could start as he was against The Strongest in La Paz.
Depending on the scheme finally chosen, if it is with four defenders, Agustín Obando could join the midfield or Carlos Tevez on offense.