The goalkeeper accumulates eight unbeaten fences in ten games he played in 2020. He is a fixture in Scaloni’s call. Will it be headline?
The evaluation of this undefeated Boca in the cycle of Miguel Ángel Russo and classified in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores can be seen from the offensive facet, where today the question remains who should live with Tevez despite the lack of forcefulness. Although the statistics also leave him a favorable look in the other area, where Esteban Andrada continues to accumulate undefeated fences: he added his eighth game without conceding goals in the ten he played in 2020.
The cycle of the new DT already throws 13 meetings, with 10 victories and 3 draws, where they barely scored three goals (Talleres, Caracas and Godoy Cruz).
Unlike Gustavo Alfaro’s cycle, where Boca used to take refuge in the solidity of his goalkeeper and his defense, this time one needs fewer interventions per game, although enough to earn the appreciation of being one of the inevitable pieces in the starting eleven.
Andrada, a fixture for the next call-up of the Argentine National Team led by Lionel Scaloni (with chances of being a starter), already has an implacable record in Boca’s goal: he reached 45 games without receiving a goal in the 69 he played. Unquestionable.
With an addition: Russo used all the defenders of the squad so far in his cycle, with new pairs in the central defense (Lisandro López and Left they played together again before Freedom), with more or less offensive sides (the return of Fabra was healthy for Boca’s attack) and even changing the central midfielder on duty (Campuzano won the place from Marcone in 2020). But Andrada no longer needs to fly from one stick to another like in 2019 to go home with his homework done.
“When the goal ends at zero it is because we all did a good job and that is important,” the Peruvian had left as a message. Zambrano in Medellin. The concrete thing is that in three Cup games, two of them away, Boca was not converted. And little really got to the nose of the 29-year-old goalkeeper, for whom the entire extensive market of passes was expected a millionaire offer from Europe that did not end up appearing.
Consolidated in Boca, waiting for a place in Scaloni’s eleven for the debut against Ecuador in the Qualifiers (he missed the 2019 Copa América due to injury), the goalkeeper knows that his moment to take a leap to the Old Continent is now, but he is also aware that it will be difficult for a number to reach Brandsen 805 that today moves the CD. His clause is 25 million dollars; Boca wants above 12 for him. The calm and tranquility that transmits under the three sticks is priceless.