The coach is the only one who did not lose in the first 16 games in which he led the blue and gold team. He surpassed Alfredo Garasini and Alfredo Di Stéfano.
Miguel Angel Russo is the last champion coach in Boca. He is also the last coach to lead the club to win a Copa Libertadores. And now he is the coach with the most undefeated games in the history of Boca, if a cycle start is taken into account.
Since assuming his second stage at the helm of the blue and gold team, Russo led 16 games: won 13, drew 3 and lost none. The last milestone was Sunday’s 2-0 against Newell’s.
With that victory, he surpassed Alfredo Garasini and to Alfredo Di Stéfano, who in 1943 and 1969, respectively, had reached 15 games in a row without defeats since the beginning of their cycles. The first, after 11 wins and 4 draws, lost to Platense. The second, after 10 and 5, fell to River.
Of the 16 games of the current management, 7 correspond to the League tournament, 3 to national cups and 6 to the Copa Libertadores.
A clarification: in two of the away matches for the Cup he was Leandro somoza at the bank (Libertad and DIM), since the technician could not travel because he was in the risk group due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Another striking fact of this stage is that Boca he barely received 4 goals. In the first three games he saved Marcos Diaz (one goal received), another 12 Esteban Andrada (two goals conceded) and on the first date of the current Cup there was Agustín Rossi (one goal).
Another start to the cycle that received few goals in the first matches was that of Di Stéfano in 1969, with the enormous Tarzan Antonio Romto under the three suits: just 7.
The cycle of Jorge HabeggerIn 1993, he suffered just 8 goals in the 15 start-up matches, but at the same time he barely scored 10. Meanwhile, in 1991, the first stage of the Maestro Tabárez received just 9 goals in 15 games.
The current coach inherited a team with defensive solidity from Gustavo Alfaro’s stage, but had an unforgettable final stretch in the Super League, which allowed him to turn the Olympics and now maintains a good general structure, with a goal, after the restart. In Rosario he added two and had several chances to convert more.