Copa Libertadores preview, Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing Club all in action


Five Argentine clubs will be playing in today’s Copa Libertadores matches, all of which absolutely needing wins.

In the first match of the day, it’s number one Racing Club who host second place Nacional. Both teams are tied on six points.

Defensa y Justicia are in a must win spot as they are presently on zero points and last place in Group G. They host Delfin of Ecuador and a win for the Argentine club would see them jump to third in the standings.

Over in Brazil, second place River Plate face off Sao Paulo who are in third. Both teams are tied on three points and a win for every team would see them secure second spot.

Despite having many players test positive for COVID-19, Boca Juniors travel to Paraguay to play Libertad who are ahead of them in first place. A win for the Argentine club would see them go to first place while a loss would see them remain in second.

In the last game of the day, last place Tigre travel to Paraguay to play second place Guarani. Still pointless, Tigre would need the win to still have a good chance of qualifying for the knockout matches.

Here is a podcast by Boca in English previewing their match!


    • I guess great result considering that RIver has not been playing for 6 months while Sao Poalo has been active. & the fact that it was away game. How did Montiel , Martinez Quarta , Alvarez play ?
      Asia based fans – is there anyway to see Liberatadores matches

    • Unlucky at end. I think the lack of match time caught up to montiel. Last goal he switched off and fail to pick up the runner that resulted in second Own Goal. Too bad because he was playing ok till then.
      MQ playing classy like always. If he keeps it up I won’t mind seeing experiment of him at RCB and Medina at LCB one off for something like in bolivia.

      • Yes Scaloni should take a chance . MQ was pretty solid in the Chile & Mexico friendly. NT starting role will also help get him visibility for a good European move. For now that seems gone .

          • His transfer move looks stuck up.. only Celta talking now & Gallardo has already said nothing may happen. i liked MQ in the 2 friendlies he played for NT – but he was not seriously tested. My doubts on MQ came :
            1) once i saw the Flamengo CL final ( luckily youtube has an english commentary bein sport full match upload ) . MQ was so shaky in 1st half. Maybe a bad day at office & can be ignored & i admit i dont end up getting a chance to see Argentine league full games. The goals in the CL final end though was more of Pinola error than MQ
            2) even in a covid transfer period where bargain deals happen & when River is so desperate for funds, how come there is no serious suitors from Europe for a ball playing young defender which is so much sought talent in Europe. Keeping the media rumours aside only Celta & Betis even tried MQ.
            But i fully agree he needs to be given a serious chance. Play him as a starter for 3-4 games before coming to any conclusion is the right move.
            On a different note , my money is still on Foyth as our long term/ future Right CB . Just waiting to see him get club playing time & not be another eternal reserve like Sergio Romero to bring him back into serious NT contention

  1. River looks better than San Paulo in the first half. Unfortunate own goal by Enzo Perez but Alvarez with an assist. Decent link-up play leading to the goal.

  2. Alexis macallister in good game for brighton but against lower level opponent. nice touches of ball. you can see he is player with best touch in their squad but still a bit of an outsider and not completely involved in the team yet.

    racing losing against nacional 1-0. becacecce let down by his older veterans (cvitanich missing open net and arias with poor kick leading to penalty). Miranda in CM tremendous game playing alone in a two man role and Garre in RW playing quite well.

    alvarez,montiel, martinez quarta and armani playing in river now.

    • Man of the match best player of the game.

      Tottenham: Lloris (6), Doherty (6), Dier (6), Sanchez (6), Davies (7), Hojbjerg (6), Sissoko (6), Lo Celso (7), Bergwijn (6), Son (6), Kane (7).

      Subs: Ndombele (7), Lamela (6), Lucas (6).

      Man of the Match: Giovani Lo Celso

      • I keep thinking … somewhere Scaloni should experiment without Parades at some stage. A 3-3-4 where midfield is LoCelso- DePaul – Buendia . or Palacios – LoCelso-DePaul. Maybe it may tick equally well. Somewhere NT has not made best utilization of LoCelso.

          • yes. tricky one. but players like buendia, depaul , locelso have good defensive workrates. sometimes parades looks a bit static… so worthy of an experiment imo. & anyway we dont have full attacking full backs like Atalanta or Brazil. so defence may not be exposed most occasions.

      • Great to hear. I watched the highlights and almost every single one involved Lo Celso doing something. Good to see we have a player in our team with a squad practically built around him.

    • This is what I told.. Medina had a great support from coach. But Balerdi doesn’t have that full support. But still it’s okay. Let Balerdi earn coach’s confidence and go back to CB. Atleast he’s not frozen out like Foyth.

      • Balerdi plays in a much bigger club unlike Medina. So its logical that he will have more competition & established stars . But he already had 2 starting games in total 3 which shows that Villas Boas trusts him. Also Villas Boas only got him here. So he will try to make him successful. Its not a situation like Foyth at Spurs where you are not even in substitute list for a Europa qualifying match. Even in pre season friendlies Foyth got like 2 halves & inspite of that he did a splendid assist
        Just read that Balerdi was substituted in first half . Anyone saw match & how did he do ?

    • I like this un-popular opinion.

      Although i wouldn’t even make it conditional on Nico. Give the guy another shot.

      *yes, i know Pavon was headless chicken noodle, dont care, he’s talented and fast af.

      • + 1 . Pavon deserves a relook. He is more baked now , absolute terrific form & importantly one of the few Argentines who has been playing in last 2-3 months. Also the category of pace has very few options. Can be a great impact sub to launch post 60-65 mins atleast.

  3. I would like to comment regarding Foyth, many here on mundo criticizing Mourinho like ESPN but one thing I want to tell everyone Mourinho is Argentina fan not hater, even he put Messi ahead of ronaldo despite Portugise. Mourinho always had good track record with Argentina players be it Milto, Zenetti or Higuain, Dimaria why the hell mourinho destroy Foyth career. I am happy with mourinho treatment regarding Foyth that’s how a player can become world class. Foyth moving to Villareal make him mediocre defender if He fight for his place under Mourinho then Foyth will become world class in future. Dier isn’t any world class defender so it won’t be difficult for Foyth to make into to spurs playing 11 either. Foyth will get opportunity in club games and he will get enough plying time, let him prove his worth under coaches lilke mourinho he will get better and it will be good for Argentina. Just look at LO Celso under mourinho and setian/poch one can easily see the difference. Mourinho demand a lot, hardwoker as well as discipline. Mourinho hate divas, LO Celso played poor in ocpa 2019, Dimaria/Ozil played best under Mourinho. Just lilke Lo celso, Foyth also need to prove his worth if Foyth stays in spurs then Mourinho rates him.

  4. N gonzales paulo dybala Ocampos

    E Palacios M zaracco

    N Dominguez Lo celso

    F medina M senesi Palomino

    Emi martinez

    Subs : messi, lautaro, tagliafico, de paul, musso, pezzella, juan foyth, A alamendra, T almada, C ferrira, F vera, M Palacios

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