Boca could not take its third consecutive victory and drew without goals against Racing at La Bombonera, for the ninth round of the Professional League. Sebastián Battaglia’s team was the one that did the most to win a lackluster and emotionless classic, but the Academy endured it and took a valuable point from Avellaneda.
As happened in his last two presentations with the historic midfielder planted in the corralito, the Xeneize took center stage, tried to hurt the Academy with the climbs of Agustín Sandez on the left side and was precise in the transfer of the ball, although, Beyond his intentions, he lacked depth and barely managed to endanger Claudio Úbeda’s team just once in an emotionless first half.
It only happened at 42 minutes, through a header to the near post by Carlos Izquierdos saved by Gabriel Arias after a free kick. Previously, those from Avellaneda, who covered the spaces well and looked for the goal of Agustín Rossi only when Maximiliano Lovera came into action and stepped on the accelerator, had not been able to take advantage of two weak and traced shots by Fabricio Domínguez and Tomás Chancalay before the half an hour of play.
With this classic in a draw, which seems to suit the visit better, Boca wasted the chance to close the gap with those above and is 12th with 11 points. For its part, Racing was fourth with 16 units, just three behind the leader Lanús.