Boca did not react and lost to Arsenal before the Libertadores BOCA JUNIORS _

For a cue goal by Joaquín Pombo, Boca lost 1-0 to Arsenal at the Julio Humberto Grondona stadium for the nineteenth day of the Professional League 2023. Due to this defeat, Xeneize did not achieve its fourth consecutive victory for the local competition to reach Tuesday’s Copa Libertadores match against Colo Colo with energy in search of qualifying for the round of 16.

24 minutes into the first half (when the fans paid homage to the late ex-soccer player Javier Yacuzzi), santiago toloza took a corner from the right in which Nestor Breitenbruch he won with a frontal header and in the pique, Pigeon advance to Sergio Romero with a shot with his back to the goal in the small area and sent the ball into the goal. That was how the defender took advantage of the luxury as a resource and scored the 1-0 for the locals.

three minutes later, Nicholas Figal He withdrew from the field of play with a sore right knee and was replaced by Valentines. Then both teams had clear chances: Peña Biafore grazed the crossbar with a shot from a free kick and Alejandro Medina blocked a shot from Miguel Merentiel in a great play generated between The Beast and Dario Benedetto.

The supplement did not start off in the best way for the Xeneize. at 49′ Marcelo Weigandt He hit the night’s scorer with an iron in the face, who was cut off and the referee Rey Hilfer did it after seeing the play in the VAR. Minutes later, Almirón resorted to the changes: Equi Fernandez by Alan Varela y Lucas Gate for the pipe Both entered with desire, but they could not make the difference in a Boca lacking in ideas and that was only close to the tie due to two free throws from sebastian villa.

How were Boca and Arsenal in the standings?

In this way, the Viaducto group maintained the result even in the added 8 minutes and achieved its second consecutive home victory. This helped him climb a position at the bottom of the table and come second to last (he is still in the relegation zone due to the average). For their part, those from La Ribera were in the same position (°9), but at risk of being surpassed by Godoy Cruz, who has not yet played their respective match of the day.

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