Boca Juniors vs Godoy Cruz: Battle for Quarterfinals Sealed in Rainy Showdown

20 minutes: Zenón and an erratic advance

The footballer made a botched shot that went to the side.

13 minutes: opaque procedure in La Boca

Both teams divide the ball without depth. Recently, Sergio Romero intervened to contain a cross from Godoy Cruz.

5 minutes: Boca dominates against a patient Godoy Cruz

Xeneize controls possession against an opponent retreated into their field, who puts pressure from midfield.


The Boca Juniors footballers and Godoy Cruz entered the playing field in the middle of heavy rain.

Bad weather predominates in the Boca preview – Godoy Cruz


Diego Martínez made two changes to the team that lost against Estudiantes in La Plata: Marcelo Saracchi replaces Lautaro Blanco, who was expelled, and Miguel Merentiel comes in for Luca Langoni. On the other hand, Tomba arranged for the income of Elías Pereyra and Vicente Poggi instead of Thomas Galdames and Roberto Fernández.

Boca Juniors: Sergio Romero; Luis Advíncula, Cristian Lema, Marcos Rojo, Marcelo Saracchi; Pol Fernández, Cristian Medina, Equi Fernández, Kevin Zenón; Miguel Merentiel, Edinson Cavani. DT: Diego Martínez.

Godoy Cruz: Franco Petroli; Lucas Arce, Pier Barrios, Federico Rasmussen, Elías Pereyra; Bruno Leyes, Vicente Poggi; Hernán López Muñoz, Tomás Conechny, Facundo Altamira; and Tomás Badaloni. DT: Daniel Oldrá.

The Boca Juniors-Godoy Cruz refereeing body:

Referee: Leandro Rey Hilfer

Assistants: Pablo Acevedo and Adrián Delbarba

Fourth referee: Ariel Penel

The League Cup standings:


The team led by Diego Martínez boarded the bus bound for the stadium for the match against Godoy Cruz.

The last history of Godoy Cruz against Boca

It was a 2-1 victory for Ribera in Mendoza on November 26, 2023 with goals from Miguel Merentiel from a penalty and Jorge Figal. Tomba’s discount was scored by Hernán López Muñoz in a match valid for date 14 of the 2023 League Cup.

Godoy Cruz’s last victory against Boca

The Mendoza team beat the Buenos Aires entity 4-0 at home on June 22 on the 21st of the 2023 Professional League. The goals were scored by Diego Rodríguez from a penalty, Hernán López Muñoz, Tadeo Allende and Tomás Conechny.

The history between Boca Juniors and Godoy Cruz

They played 29 times with 16 wins for Xeneize, 8 draws and 5 wins for Tomba.

Those summoned by Godoy Cruz:

The Boca Juniors squad:

Godoy Cruz, with confirmed rival:

Tomba, no matter what happens in this match against Xeneize in La Bombonera, will finish the group stage as the leader of Zone B, so they will face the fourth from Zone A (Vélez) in the quarterfinals.

What does Boca Juniors need to qualify for the quarterfinals?

Those led by Diego Martínez will take the field knowing that if they win they will be able to seal their place in the Final Phase. In case of a tie, you should expect Lanús to lose and Racing not to win.

A defeat will leave him out of the competition

The surprising decision of Godoy Cruz’s coach in the face of the crucial clash with Boca Juniors

Tomba is the only team qualified for the quarterfinals of the League Cup, the coach decided that he will play with the majority of his starters

Daniel Oldrá plans to do his best to visit Boca Juniors despite being classified for the quarterfinals of the League Cup (EFE/Osvaldo Villarroel)

With only one day left, the only team that has a guaranteed place in the quarterfinals of the League Cup is Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba. The Mendoza team comfortably leads Zone B and no matter what happens on the last date, no one will be able to take first place from them in the standings. Despite having this privileged position, Tomba’s technical director, Daniel Oldrá, made the surprising decision not to save headlines for the crucial clash against Boca Juniors next Tuesday, starting at 7:30 p.m., at La Bombonera. Xeneize, after losing against Estudiantes de La Plata, left the qualifying positions for the Final Phase and will play its last card at home against the Mendoza team.

Zone B of the League Cup is defined: Godoy Cruz, Estudiantes, Racing and Lanús are reaching the quarterfinals

Tomba is the only team that began the day with the guarantee of reaching the playoffs. El Bodeguero will play with Vélez for a ticket to the semifinals. There are still three places available

With Godoy Cruz qualified, Estudiantes, Lanus, Defensa y Justicia, Boca, Racing and Newells bid for the three remaining places in the quarterfinals (@fotobairesarg)

After the heart-stopping day on Monday that delivered the first four tickets to the quarterfinals of the League Cup, with the qualifiers from Zone A (River Plate, Argentinos Juniors, Barracas Central and Vélez), on Tuesday there were three tickets left available, given that Godoy Cruz arrived at La Bombonera with the guarantee of being present in the best eight of the domestic tournament.

Boca Juniors: Sergio Rosemary; Luis Advincula, Christian Lema, Mark Red, Marcelo Saracchi; Paul Fernandez, Christian Medina, Equi Fernandez, Kevin Zenon; Michael Merentiel or Luca Langoni and Edinson Cavani. DT: Diego Martinez.

Godoy Cruz: Franco Petroli; Lucas Arce, Pier Barrios, Federico Rasmussen, Elías Pereyra; Bruno Leyes, Vicente Poggi; Facundo Altamira, Hernán López Muñoz, Tomás Conechny; Tomas Badaloni. DT: Daniel Oldrá.

How does Godoy Cruz arrive?

The people of Mendoza, for their part, have had everything defined for a while. However, technical director Daniel Oldrá warned that he will put practically the best he has at his disposal on the field since it is “in his best interest” for La Ribera’s team to be out of competition.

Godoy Cruz comes from two victories in a row (Platense and Sarmiento) and from eliminating San Martín de San Juan on penalties for the Argentine Cup.

How does Boca Juniors arrive?

Xeneize, after the defeat against Estudiantes de La Plata, missed an excellent opportunity to seal their participation in the quarterfinals of the League Cup; so his last card will be played this afternoon before his audience.

Diego Martínez will bet on the entry of Marcelo Saracchi at left back instead of Lautaro Blanco, who reached the limit of yellow cards. In addition, Chiquito Romero will continue as goalkeeper despite his mistake against Pincha. The doubt is Miguel Merentiel or Luca Langoni to accompany Edinson Cavani on the offensive.

Xeneize and Tomba will face each other this Tuesday, April 16, from 7:30 p.m., at the Alberto J. Armando stadium (La Bombonera). The main referee will be Leandro Rey Hilfer, while his assistants will be Pablo Acevedo and Adrián Delbarba. The person in charge of the VAR will be Juan Pafundi and the person in charge of the AVAR will be Diego Romero.

Welcome to the minute by minute of the match between Boca Juniors and Godoy Cruz, corresponding to date 14 of Zone B of the League Cup.

2024-04-16 22:44:53
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