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Without goals, without ideas: Boca Juniors could not with Newell’s and is still out of the Libertadores

Boca Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys no differences were made in the match played on matchday 23 of the Argentine Professional League, which was suspended last Sunday after the heavy rain that fell on the city of Buenos Aires. With this result, the blue and gold team secured their qualification for the Copa Sudamericana.

From the first minutes, those led by Sebastián Battaglia had control of the actions, although without being very effective in the face of the rival goal. They crashed the ball at the ‘Leprosy’ post up to three times, with Luis Vázquez and Marcos Rojo having the clearest.

For their part, the Rosario players showed an optimal defensive order, with Calcaterra and Canale Dominguez being figures, the central defenders who prevented the ‘Xeneize’ attackers from having clear chances.

With 59 units, Boca was one point behind the last quota of the Copa Libertadores (fifth place), occupied by Estudiantes de La Plata. On the following date, they will visit Arsenal in Sarandí, waiting for the ‘Pincha’ to stumble in the classic against Gimansia.

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The duel was scheduled to be played, initially, on Sunday around 9:30 p.m. in Argentina, but it was impossible to play it due to bad weather. The heavy rain forced referee Patricio Loustau to suspend the commitment, which was rescheduled for Tuesday.

In the starting eleven sent by Sebastián Battaglia, the Peruvians Carlos Zambrano and Luis Advíncula started as starters, and except for a last-minute surprise, they will start from the beginning for the clash.

After the recent setback, the ‘Xeneize’ will continue their fight to secure a ticket for the Copa Libertadores 2022 when they host Newell’s Old Boys. Follow minute by minute, statistics, incidents, goals, interviews and results of the match that will be played in La Bombonera.

After seeing his archrival -River Plate, champion of the Argentine league- celebrate, Boca Juniors He will face a tough challenge, seeking to reencounter victory to climb positions, especially in the general table of the 2021 season.

In this list, the ‘Xeneize’ marches in the fifth box, with 58 points. While in the Professional League of Argentina, the blue and gold box is fifth, with 36 units.

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Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious individual accolade a player can win in world soccer. (Source: América TV)
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