Boca and Racing equalize without goals after the first half of the classic corresponding to the ninth date of the Professional League 2021.
The meeting is played in “La Bombonera”, it is refereed by Fernando Rapallini and televised by the TNT Sports signal.
Both teams come to this match with several similarities.
The two changed coaches a couple of dates ago and today they are led by coaches who were already working at the club and were in charge of the first team, at least until the end of the year.
In addition, in both cases they started the cycle with good results.
Sebastián Battaglia replaced Miguel Ángel Russo in the “Xeneize” and added two wins in a row: 1-0 against Patronato and 3-1 against Platense.
This series brought him a little closer to the top positions, reaching 10 points and remaining six of the leaders.
For his part, Claudio Úbeda replaced Juan Antonio Pizzi, who left his post after the defeat in the classic against Independiente by 1 to 0.
Curiously, that setback in the derby is the only one that the “Academy” has and it was the only goal they suffered against so far in the tournament.
Since taking over the squad in this tournament, Úbeda has accumulated two victories (2-0 against Newell’s and 3-0 against Arsenal) and a draw (0-0 against Central Córdoba).
This places those from Avellaneda as one of the Lanús, Talleres and Estudiantes bodyguards just one point away.
The history between the two is 179 games, with an advantage for Boca with 83 victories against 55 for Racing, plus 41 draws.
The last time they met at “La Bombonera” was on October 18, 2019 with a 1-0 victory for Racing with a goal from midfielder Matías Zaracho, currently at Atlético Mineiro, in Brazil.
– Probable formations
-Boca Juniors: Agustín Rossi; Luis Advincula, Carlos Izquierdoz, Marcos Rojo and Agustín Sandez; Diego González, Jorman Campuzano or Esteban Rolón, Juan Ramírez and Aaron Molinas; Cristian Pavón or Norberto Briasco and Luis Vazquez. DT: Sebastián Battaglia.
-Racing Club: Gabriel Arias; Fabricio Domínguez, Leonardo Sigali, Nery Domínguez and Eugenio Mena; Leonel Miranda and Aníbal Moreno; Tomás Chancalay, Darío Cvitanich and Maximiliano Lovera; Javier Correa. DT: Claudio Ubeda.
-Referee: Fernando Rapallini.
-Basketball court: Boca Juniors.
-Start time: 20.15.
-TV: TNT Sports.