River and Boca already have a confirmed date for their next heads up. The long-awaited Superclásico will be played on Sunday, October 3, from 5:00 p.m., at the Monumental stadium, as confirmed by the AFA today.
The duel will be valid for date 14 of the Professional League, a tournament that neither team started well but in which they are climbing positions. Both will have three games prior to the stellar match, which can mark the path of both, who also seek to secure their place in the next Copa Libertadores de América.
The last heads up, unlike what was a constant in Marcelo Gallardo’s cycle, ended with smiles for Boca, who with Miguel Ángel Russo as DT, beat him on penalties in the quarterfinals of the last Professional League Cup , the day that the Millionaire played decimated by the coronavirus outbreak, and he took it out, also on penalties, from this edition of the Argentina Cup.
The next one will be Sebastián Battaglia’s first since he took over as Xeneize’s DT. So far he has directed two classics and could not win: he lost against San Lorenzo, when he played with the boys from the Reserve due to the isolation that the professional team had to do after the scandal in Brazil against Atlético Mineiro, and drew without goals with Racing.