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Copa Argentina: Boca, line of five and Cardona's variant to face River


Without Villa and prey to a football downturn, Russo moves the pieces for the Superclásico. Ramírez would go as a starter and they wait for Advíncula.

Matías Bustos Milla

08/03/2021 2:48 PM

  • Clarí

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Updated 08/03/2021 2:48 PM

The hours before the Superclásico for the Argentine Cup have Miguel Ángel Russo defining not only the pieces that he will use in La Plata: he will also solve the tactical scheme that he will use against those of Marcelo Gallardo.

Will you put the 5 line again?

Will you keep the 4 line?

Will there be a surprising left back?

Will Cardona be there from the beginning?

The rehearsal at the Boca Predio de Ezeiza had both drawings.

In one, Russo repeated the 4-2-3-1 that he tested in Córdoba against Talleres.

With the inclusion of

Juan Ramírez

again as headline and with Pulpo González on the Medina site.

But then it mutated.

And it happened to form with a line of 3 centrals with Zambrano, Izquierdoz and Rojo.

In that test Pavón came out of eleven.

Boca installed the 5 line in January of this year.

It was precisely to be measured against River

and the tactical innovation resulted


To the point that he repeated it against Gallardo's men and also in the classic against Independiente in the same tournament.

It was a way to protect himself more but also to try to take advantage of the wings and the attack.

Can you repeat that Russo formation?

Without Villa, in conflict, and with Pavón in an underground level, the alternative to modify the attack for one with better footing and not as much speed.

That is why the call for Cardona is explained, who did physical work in the week after the game with San Lorenzo.

Gallardo and Russo, again hand in hand.

(Photo: AFP)

There is a surname Russo is also hoping for:



The Peruvian trains with the group and waits for Rayo Vallecano to send his transfer papers, which were delayed because the Central Bank did not authorize the transfer of dollars to Spain to buy the side pass.

If Advíncula is ready, then Russo can include him in the starting eleven.

As a winger or as a midfielder?

In line of 4 or 5?

The Peruvian carried out work with both schemes, but he still does not know if he will take the field.

You are ready to play once the okey arrives from the papers. 

With Juan Ramírez with the approval in the bulletin after his debut in Córdoba against Talleres, the left-hander knows that a good part of Boca's offensive illusions will pass through his feet.

And for Briasco, because it is one of the few offensive variants he has because Orsini continues without being physically full.

Edwin Cardona planted Boca in the Copa Libertadores but he is the one who scored the most goals in 2021. Photo: JUAN MABROMATA / AFP.

The emergence of Cardona among the concentrates responds to the loss of Villa.

It is that for Russo, the alternative of the coffee grower who arrived late from his participation in the Copa América became a necessity rather than a conviction.

Perhaps, from the stopped ball, he can provide a solution to the enormous lack of goal that the team has suffered for several dates

and for which he can not find a solution


The last test, just for a while, included Marcos Rojo as a left winger, in a line of 4, instead of the boy Agustín Sández.

Without Fabra (he is not among the concentrates) it could have been a variant to end the game instead of starting it.

And with a clear characteristic: the left lane will not have the same projection as the right, where Angileri tends to hurt.

With still much to define, the eleven could be Agustín Rossi;

Weigandt or Advíncula, Zambrano, Izquierdoz, Rojo, Sandez;

Pulpo González, Rolón, Ramírez;

Pavón and Briasco. 

Look also

It costs Boca an enormity to convert and the question is how he will hurt River in the Superclásico

Old accounts and bill pass before River-Boca for the Argentine Cup

Source: clarin

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