Beyond what Hugo Ibarra said in the previous one, that phrase in which he considered that “even if we win the classic, we are not candidates for the title”, the victory against River installed the Xeneize team in the first row of the aspirants to be champion of this Professional League.
Boca, with 32 points, along the same lines as Huracán (32), was two points behind Atlético Tucumán (34), the only leader, and one point behind Gimnasia, an escort with whom he will meet on date 23, in the Forest. There are nine dates left to complete the contest, which means an ideal of 27 points, and with this situation, how can he not be a candidate?
In that race for the crown, under the command of a coach who confirmed his position with yesterday’s triumph at La Bombonera, Boca will have to face Lanús (V), Huracán (L), Godoy Cruz (V), Vélez (L ), Gimnasia (V), Aldosivi (L), Sarmiento (V), Newell’s (V) and Independiente (L).
The aforementioned match program allows establishing that the team from Boca, among the rivals that it has in sight, will have to cross paths with Huracán, with whom it shares third place, Gimnasia, from whom it is separated by a point, and Godoy Cruz, who is one step below.
With this panorama, after the joy that winning the new edition of the Superclásico meant, and the points harvested by the 1-0 signed by Darío Benedetto, not even Hugo Ibarra can stop considering Boca one of the great candidates to be, again , the best team in Argentina. For now, with 59 points, he became number one in the annual table, ahead of River (58), Racing (58) and Gimnasia (57).
River, no chance?
On the contrary, in the press conference offered before going with River, his team, to the Boca field, Marcelo Gallardo considered that winning the Superclásico could serve as a clean and jerk. “In the midst of an irregular tournament, ours and that of all the teams, a victory can be very important for the future,” rounded off the Millionaires’ coach.
After the defeat at La Bombonera, with 29 points, Nuñez’s team occupies seventh place in the table, behind Atlético Tucumán (34), Gimnasia (33), Huracán (32), Boca (32), Godoy Cruz (31). ) and Argentines (30).
In what has to do with the path that River will have to travel from here to the end of the season, it is the one that is detailed below: Banfield (L), San Lorenzo (V), Talleres (L), Argentinos (V), Students (L), Board of Trustees (V), Platense (L), Central (L) and Racing (V).
With this situation, and nine dates ahead, the cast led by Gallardo, after recovering from the heavy blow received yesterday at the Bombonera, will have to deduct five points from Atlético Tucumán, four from Gimnasia, three from Huracán and Boca, two from Godoy Cruz and one to Argentines.
Having to attend the annual table that will grant three tickets to the Copa Libertadores 2023, today for River (58), Racing (58) and Gimnasia (57).
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