The coach will put the majority of regular substitutes in the clash against Lanús for the Professional League Cup.
The defeat against Talleres made Miguel Angel Russo reflect. The goal, it is known, is to win the seventh and all the guns point to the duel with Inter, on Wednesday in Porto Alegre. So the coach is not willing to risk footballers. For this reason, you have already decided to save at your best values. And before Lanús, on Friday at the Bombonera, only one of the usual headlines will play: Esteban Andrada. The rest of the formation will be made up of those who are usually substitutes and will even make their junior debut. And, finally, Mauro Zárate will be able to play.
There were 16 unbeaten matches between the Super League – a title he won in the final sprint -, the Libertadores and the Professional League Cup. The Cordobes ended the positive streak -13 victories and 3 draws- and the champion coach of America evaluated that the best option is the rotation.
In that sense, Russo will make 8 changes! regarding the lineup that fell on Sunday. And the presence of Andrada is not by chance, who was affected by the Argentine National Team but did not play for a minute, since he was Franco Armani substitute: Agustín Rossi did not have a good night against Talleres and was responsible for Joel So Señora.
Back, it will modify almost all the defense. Julio Buffarini, Lisandro López and Carlos Izquierdoz, who is also suspended for expulsion at the end of the game. Leonardo Jara, who served as central midfielder against Talleres, will be the right back. Carlos Zambrano and the kid Gaston Avila (19 years old), the centrals. Emanuel Mas will continue marking the left point.
In the middle, they will have his baptism two boys from the quarry xeneize: Exequiel Zeballos Y Cristian Medina. Both have a very particular history and will join Gonzalo Maroni and the experienced Diego Octopus González.
Zeballos was born on April 24, 2002 in La Banda, Santiago del Estero. He is right-handed, but performs as a winger on the left. He stood out in the U-15 and U-17 teams. Medina (June 1, 2002, Moreno) is a hitch turned central midfielder, ideal for the double five. His right foot is also the best profile.
Up ahead will be Zárate and Ramón Ábila. For Mauro it will be a good opportunity to show himself, since Russo had him in mind as a starter when he arrived at the club and the string of injuries conspired against that possibility. He only played 83 official minutes in 2020. Wanchope, meanwhile, wants to earn a place in the attack.
Buffarini, López, Izquierdoz, Fabra, Campuzano, Capaldo, Villa, Cardona, Tevez and Soldano will rest. They, plus Andrada, will surely be headlines in Porto Alegre.