Boca Juniors receives Defensa y Justicia for the fourth date of the 2024 League Cup in a match that will mark the return of Xeneize to the Bombonera, after having had to play home on the San Lorenzo field due to the state of the field game, and the official debut of Diego Martínez in that stadium.
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The match will begin at 7:15 p.m. and will have refereeing by Jorge Baliño on the field and Pablo Dóvalo in the VAR. For its part, the transmission will be carried out by ESPN Premium.
Boca comes to this match after having obtained its first victory in the League Cup on the third date, when it beat Tigre 2-0 as a visitor with goals from Miguel Merentiel, who extended his relationship with Xeneize until 2027. and Darío Benedetto. Before, they had tied 0-0 with Platense and 1-1 with Sarmiento de Junín.
Miguel Merentiel, one of Boca's figures, extended his link with Xeneize until 2027. (Photo: Fotobaires)
Regarding the team that Martínez will put on the field, the coach will be able to count on Sergio Romero, who was in doubt due to a discomfort that sidelined him from training on Thursday, but not with Edinson Cavani, who has not recovered from a muscle discomfort in his thigh. left and was not even called up.
On the Defense and Justice side, Julio Vaccari's team wants to continue the winning streak after adding two wins in a row: 3-2 against Sarmiento in Junín and 3-0 against Platense in Florencio Varela.
The last duel between Boca and Defensa y Justicia in La Bombonera ended 0-0. (Photo: Fotobaires)
Regarding the history between the two, they met in 14 matches, of which nine wins were for Boca while Defensa only obtained two victories. The last time they played at La Bombonera, in March 2023, it ended in a goalless draw.
Probable formations of Boca vs. Defense and Justice
Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Lucas Blondel, Cristian Lema, Nicolás Figal and Lautaro Blanco; Luis Advíncula, Mauricio Benítez, Guillermo “Pol” Fernández and Kevin Zenón; Miguel Angel Merentiel and Darío Benedetto. DT: Diego Martínez.
Defense and Justice: Henry Bologna or Christopher Fiermarin; Nicholas Tripicchio, Victor Aguilera, Santiago Ramos Mingo and Alexis Soto; Kevin Lopez, Julian Lopez, Luciano Herrera and Gabriel Alanis; Nicholas Fernandez and Gaston Togni. DT: Julius Vaccari.