Two doubts are in defense and another is in midfield, where Miguel Russo has three candidates for a place.
The Boca campus carried out a final tactical test and then left for Medellín, where it will train this Wednesday in a field that Conmebol supervised with the appropriate sanitary protocols. Set xeneize will face this Thursday Independent Medellin, on the fourth date of Group H of the Copa Libertadores, which may be decisive.
As it happened in Asunción, without Miguel Ángel Russo but with his assistants Leandro somoza and Mariano Herrón at the head of the delegation, the squad will only have the confirmation of the team on the match day, although most of the holders got on the flight that took them to Colombian lands with one objective: achieve three points that will put Boca with one foot in the round of 16 of the Cup.
The team has some three unknowns. In the goal, of course, Esteban Andrada will play. The right back, still without Buffarini at his disposal, will be occupied by Leo Jara. And next to him is the first question: will the Peruvian Carlos Zambrano remain as the starter or will Lisandro López return to the rear?
Carlos Izquierdoz is a fixture. And on the left side Frank Fabra can reappear, despite the fact that Emmanuel Mas responded well against Libertad, in Paraguay.
Half the court has three confirmed surnames: Eduardo Salvio, Jorman Campuzano and Guillermo Pol Fernández are a fixture. And on the left, without Villa, the other question arises: Maroni, Obando and Cardona (in that order) compete for that place. Because ahead the pair comes out of memory: Carlos Tevez and Franco Soldano.
Although the intention is to bring the three points to Argentina, the coaching staff are also aware that the height (1,495 meters above sea level) and the recovery time after 5 months of standing are not the best allies for team play.
That is why Boca will try to achieve a positive result that allows it to define its classification in the Bombonera, with the two remaining games: Libertad (on October 29) and Caracas, on October 22.
Without Jorge Amor Ameal (also because of his age he is among the people in the risk group), the team had Ricardo Rosica, the club’s general secretary, as the manager in charge of the trip along with Alejandro González and the members of the Soccer Council : Marcelo Delgado, Jorge Bermúdez and Raúl Cascini.