Racing, recent two-time champion of two national cups against Boca, makes its debut this Sunday in the Professional League in Avellaneda and against the promoted Belgrano de Córdoba, in a match that will finally be played with the public at the Cilindro, despite the alerts by the internal in the barrabrava.
The match at the Presidente Perón stadium is played from 7:15 p.m. with the refereeing of Darío Herrera and the VAR by Yael Falcón Pérez, televised by TNT Sports.
Until Friday night there were doubts about the presence of the public in the stadium since the security authorities of the province of Buenos Aires evaluated the possibility of ordering the closing of the doors to avoid conflicts.
Finally, the Racing leadership updated the list of fans with the right of admission and after a meeting with the authorities, the capacity in the stadium was authorized.
Racing had a bittersweet end to 2022 when they lost the LPF at home to River, after missing a penalty at the last minute, and then won the Champions Trophy in San Luis against "Xeneize" with a controversial definition.
This 2023 Fernando Gago's team started it with another victory against Boca in the United Arab Emirates International Super Cup, with a debatable penalty in discount time.
Racing appears as the team that has the best squad in the LPF behind River Plate and Boca Juniors, it was conveniently reinforced after the departure of Enzo Copetti (Charlotte from MLS), Gastón Gómez (to Vélez), Eugenio Mena (free) and Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton of England).
Maximiliano Moralez arrived, who left a very good impression against Boca, Juan Nardoni, from Unión, Oscar Opazo, from Colo Colo from Chile, and the veteran Peruvian scorer Paolo Guerrero (39 years old).
Belgrano is full of joy for his return to the First Division after a great promotion with an immaculate campaign in the National contest.
In his return to the highest level, he aims to stay with the base team of the promotion champion, led by Guillermo Farré and with emblematic players such as Alejandro Rébola, the goalscorer Pablo Vegetti and the promising attacking midfielder Bruno Zapelli, 20 years old.
= Probable formations =
Racing Club: Gabriel Arias;
Iván Pillud, Leonardo Sigali, Emiliano Insúa and Gonzalo Piovi;
Juan Nardoni, Aníbal Moreno and Maximiliano Moralez;
Matías Rojas, Maximiliano Romero and Johan Carbonero.
DT: Fernando Gago.
Belgrano (Córdoba): Nahuel Losada;
Gabriel Compagnucci, Alejandro Rébola, Erik Godoy and Lucas Diarte;
Ulises Sánchez, Ariel Rojas or Iván Ramírez, Santiago Longo and Matías García;
DT: Guillermo Farre.
Referee: Dario Herrera.
Stadium: Racing Club.
Start time: 19.15.
TV: TNT Sports.