The second loss due to injury that he has Boca It is currently an unexpected headache for the team ahead of this Thursday’s decisive match against Deportivo Cali, from Colombia, for the last date of group E of the Copa Libertadores and with the obligation to win to advance to the round of 16. But also, impact on the Peru team, since DT Ricardo Gareca does not know if he can count on Luis Advincula for the playoff match that will have a place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup in dispute.
According to the club’s official medical report, the Peruvian winger suffered a muscle injury in the right hamstring during the final of the Professional League Cup against Tigre, in Córdoba, which Boca won 3-0 and is not available. For this reason, Nicolás Figal will be his replacement in the Bombonera and is already part of the two footballers who are passing through this moment outside the squad. The other is the “Octopus” Diego González, who is recovering from a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Advíncula is not available for Sebastián Battaglia, since it is estimated that it will be inactive between two and three weeks, and that forces Gareca to do accounts with the match that Peru will face against a rival to be confirmed (the winner of the series between Australia and the United Arab Emirates), on June 13 in Doha, Qatar. The “Tiger” also cited another Boca defender, Carlos Zambrano.
The 32-year-old winger and starter in his national team in the last three qualifying matches (against Ecuador, Uruguay and Paraguay), was already ruled out for the warm-up friendly that Peru will face on June 5 in Barcelona against New Zealand.
The player’s recovery is in the spotlight, especially for the team’s doctors and for Gareca, who considers him a key piece of his structure like Battaglia. DT xeneize, for now, would use the following team to seek victory and classification this Thursday at home against Deportivo Cali: Rossi; Figal, Izquierdoz, Red, Fabra; Pol Fernandez, Varela, Romero; Salvio, Benedetto and Zeballos.