The second day of date 17 of the Professional League ends and after nine out of thirteen games have been played, the table continues to take shape. With the victory that Boca Juniors achieved against Godoy Cruz in La Bombonera, the team led by Sebastián Battaglia is already third in the championship and is six units behind the only leader River Plate (36 points), which this Thursday will visit the second of the tournament, Córdoba workshops (32).
Faced with a difficult rival such as the Mendoza cast, who arrived on the field of the Xeneize With an undefeated in nine games (4 wins and 5 draws), the blue and gold team achieved a victory that allows them to get excited about trying to reach their classic rival. After this date there will be eight in dispute and there will be 24 units at stake.
Boca Juniors rose in results with the arrival of the former central midfielder as DT, although he is still looking for his best version, something that was seen in parts of his eleven games in which he currently registers a single defeat, 2-1 in the Superclásico, perhaps the worst version of the Battaglia era.
Except for the setback against the team led by Marcelo Gallardo, it was a string of games in which Boca Juniors added (until this Wednesday) with seven wins and three draws. This allowed him to position himself in a place of expectation in the leaderboard.
He too Xeneize It was favored that other teams that were above them a few dates ago, lost units and this allowed them to grow in the position table.
One of the examples of those who fell in the table is the case of Estudiantes de La Plata that from date 13 began to leave points on the road with draws and a defeat against Defense and Justice and this Tuesday was about to reap another fall , but in the end he achieved equality against Atlético Tucumán.
For this Thursday there are four meetings:
Argentinos Juniors-Colón de Santa Fe (14.30)
Independent-Sarmiento de Junín (19.00)
Córdoba-River Plate workshops (21.15)
Once the 17th date is completed from Saturday, the next one will be held in which with the current panorama the visit of Boca Juniors to Vélez Sarsfield on Sunday (20.15) stands out, the tough match that awaits Talleres de Córdoba against Lanús on Monday ( 4:45 PM) and that same day (7:00 PM) River Plate will host Argentinos Juniors.
With this analysis, the Superclásico that was left in the hands of River Plate may become key in an eventual definition in recent dates. Talleres and Boca Juniors have already played and tied 0-0 at the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium.
WHAT RIVER REMAINS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Talleres (V), Argentinos Juniors (L), Estudiantes de La Plata (V), Patronato (L), Platense (V), Racing Club (L), Rosario Central (V), Defensa y Justicia (L) and Atlético Tucumán (V).
WHAT IS REMAINING TO WORKSHOPS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP
River (L), Lanús (V), Huracán (L), Godoy Cruz (V), Vélez (L), Gimnasia La Plata (V), Aldosivi (L), Sarmiento de Junín (V) and Independiente (L).
WHAT IS AROUND IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Vélez (V), Gimnasia (L), Aldosivi (V), Sarmiento (L), Independiente (V), Newell’s (L), Arsenal (V) and Central Córdoba (L).
On the other hand, with this new victory, Boca Juniors is already third in the annual table and this allows it to be in the direct qualification zone for the 2022 Copa Libertadores, without now depending on winning the Argentine Cup, which is its other key. to reach the most important club tournament in South America.
In that annual table, first is Vélez (59 points), followed by River Plate (57) and Boca Juniors (52) complete the partial podium. It has the same units as Talleres, but better goal difference than the Cordovan.
Hat and perfect assist: Almendra’s great play in Vázquez’s goal for Boca against Godoy Cruz Fabra’s relief in Boca’s draw, after his responsibility in Godoy Cruz’s goal The figure of Boca Juniors that Fernando Gago would tempt to join to Racing