Boca is measured against Universidad de Chile in search of classification
Boca Juniors will face their second test of the preseason today when they face Universidad de Chile, in search of qualifying for the final of the International Summer Tournament.
The match, valid for group A, will be played from 9:15 p.m. at the UNO Jorge Luis Hirschi Stadium in La Plata, with arbitration by Fernando Rapallini and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Premium and the Star + platform.
The 2022 model of the team led by Sebastián Battaglia will face another Chilean team, after last Monday’s victory against Colo Colo by 2-0 with goals from Diego González and Exequiel Zeballos.
Xeneize needs only a draw to get into the final of the tournament, which will be against the winner of Group B made up of San Lorenzo, Independiente and Talleres.
While awaiting the incorporation of the reinforcements (today striker Darío Benedetto would sign his contract), the coach would make several changes to the team and give minutes to players who were not in the first friendly.
Defenders Marcos Rojo and Carlos Zambrano and midfielder Agustín Almendra were once again among those called up and would start against the “U”. While in attack the youthful Luis Vázquez would reappear instead of Nicolás Orsini, who was the starting center forward against Colo Colo.
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The novelty is again the absence of striker Cristian Pavón, who is training with the reserve while defining his future.
The Cordovan ends his contract on June 30 and at the moment he has no offers to emigrate or to renew.
For its part, Universidad de Chile debuted in the tournament with a defeat (2-1) in the classic against Colo Colo and also needs to win to reach the final.
The team led by Colombian Santiago Escobar is preparing for the Chilean tournament after a difficult season as they fought for permanence in the First Division until the end.
One of the reinforcements for this year was Rosario goalkeeper Hernán Galíndez, who became an Ecuadorian national and is a regular in the squad’s calls.
The club is also looking for a central midfielder and the Argentines Emmanuel Ojeda, from Rosario Central, and Federico Lértora, from Colón, sound.
–Boca Juniors: Javier García or Agustín Rossi; Eros Mancuso, Carlos Zambrano, Marcos Rojo and Agustín Sández; Cristian Medina, Esteban Rolón, Agustín Almendra and Aaron Molina; Exequiel Zeballos and Luis Vazquez. DT: Sebastian Battaglia.
–University of Chile: Hernán Galíndez; Yonathan Andía, José María Carrasco, Luis Casanova and Lucas Alarcón; Junior Fernandes, Camilo Moya, Jimmy Martínez and Pablo Aránguiz; Roni Fernandez and Gonzalo Tapia. DT: Santiago Escobar.
–Referee: Fernando Rapallini.
–Stadium: ONE (La Plata).
–Time: 9:15 p.m.
—TV: Fox Sports Premium y Star+.
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