Boca Juniors and Racing Club they will dispute the Champions Trophy of the Professional Soccer League. The duel will be this Sunday from 17 in the Unique Stadium of Villa Mercedes, in Saint Louis. This enclosure has the capacity to 30 thousand viewers and the game will feature public of both teams. This confrontation will be the last official match of the year for the First Division of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in the season, before the break due to the Qatar World Cup. The match does not yet have a designated referee.
By regulation, the match faces the champions of the Professional League and the Professional League Cup of the season. But as Xeneize kept both titles, a playoff was played between the two runners-up, in which Racing (Professional League) defeated Tigre (League Cup) 3-2 in an electrifying encounter.
The team in charge of Hugo Ibarra will come with a break ten days after his elimination in the semifinals of the Argentine Cup at the hands of Patronato de Parará, who ended up achieving that crown. While those led by Fernando Gago will meet the challenge with just 69 hours Of diference.
The last precedent between Racing and Boca was the goalless draw for date 13 of the Professional League at the Cilindro de Avellaneda.
Will there be an extension? Like the clash between Racing-Tigre, given the equality in the 90 regulation minutes, an additional 30 minutes with two times of 15 must be played. In the event of a tie, it will be defined with a series of penalties in an initial round of five auctions and if advantages were not obtained either, to one shot per side.
Is it worth as a title? The winner will be able to add a star, although they will not qualify for any international tournament since both have already achieved that goal and will play the next edition of the Copa Libertadores.
TV. Although the official confirmation still remains, it would be a fact that the match is transmitted by TNT Sports Y ESPN Premium. Alternatives can also be followed by the Live from Infobae with instant comment, images, controversies and everything that happens.
Stage. The stadium that will host the confrontation was inaugurated in 2017 and is also known as La Pedrera Park Stadium of Saint Louis. It is part of a sports venue that is surrounded by a semi-permanent circuit in which the Tourism Highway and the National tourism.
History of the Champions Trophy.
In the first edition, Racing, champion of the 2018/2019 Super League, beat Tigre, champion of the 2019 Super League Cup, 2-0. The match was played on December 14, 2019, at the Jose Maria Minella Stadium in Mar del Plataand Matías Rojas scored a brace for the Academy.
The second edition of the tournament, which had Boca Juniors seeded as the 2019-20 Super League champion, was canceled after the 2020 Super League Cup was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The third edition was played in 2021, in a final that pitted Colón, champion of the 2021 League Cup, against the champion of the 2021 Professional League, River Plate. It was played on December 18, 2021, at the Single Mother of Cities Stadiumfrom Santiago del Estero, and was won by River Plate, 4-0, with goals from
What cups remain for Boca Juniors. On March 1, 2023, the 2020 Champions Trophy will be held, it should not have been played at the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in which there could be a Superclásico. Xeneize earned the right to participate by winning the 2019/2020 Superliga and the 2020 Diego Maradona Cup. In a situation similar to that of Racing-Tigre, the second finalist will come out of the match that will be decided by River and Banfield, runners-up in both tournaments, respectively.
While Ibarra’s cast will have another match and it will be for the 2022 Super Cup, which was initially scheduled for next January in Abu Dhabi, and its original rival was Patronato, for winning the Argentine Cup. But in the last few hours rumors have come out stating that Boca Juniors (champion of the Professional League) and Racing (the team that scored the most points in the annual table) could play in the Middle East. The other chance was the pending Champions Trophy of 2020. Next week there would be confirmation.