There was a lot of speculation during the week about variations that Miguel Ángel Russo could introduce to the team after his weak debut in the Professional League Cup against Gimnasia. Despite this, The only change against Newell is Jorman Campuzano’s entry instead of the youthful Alan Varela.
Campuzano had lost 2-2 to Lobo due to physical discomfort, but this week he returned to normal education, and therefore returns to form a tandem in the middle with Nicolás Capaldon, the same one that Russo bets on for much of 2020. Varela leaves his place, which at the age of 19 is one of Boca’s biggest promises.
In this way, the 11 people who are working to improve their debut image and seek a profit from Marcelo Bielsa are: Esteban Andrade; Leonardo Jara, Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Left, Frank Fabra; Capaldo, Campuzano; Sebastian Villa, Carlos Tevez, Edwin Cardona; and Mauro Zarate.
So far, Boca’s right side is still Jara
Xeneize have decided to strengthen the right side of their defense, but the arrival of Andrés Felipe Román fell at the last minute due to a heart problem. For this reason, the position so far is a dispute between Jara, now a beginner, and Julio Buffarin.
However, during this week’s practice, Russo looked for alternatives and tested Capaldo among them. Although he is a pure midfielder, his dynamics, physical strength and versatility have already made him occupy his right back against Gimnasia in the second half of the game, and it was these virtues that made DT think of him as an opportunity. So far, he’s still in the middle of the field, but everything can change.
Zambrano has a new opportunity
Another of the strangers who had risen during the week was Zambrano’s presence as the first average marker. The Peruvian was subjected to a weak performance against Lobo. In fact, the historic club and his compatriot Julio Meléndez criticized him very strongly. It was therefore speculated that Lisandro López could return to building an already proven duo with Izquierdoz, although so far Kaiser remains among the titles.