Boca Juniors is unstoppable towards a new title in Argentina and with the Peruvians Carlos Zambrano and Luis Advíncula they can celebrate this weekend at the end of the tournament. This Thursday, Xeneize beat Gimnasia 2-1 and remains the leader of the competition with a one-point advantage over Racing.
Boca Juniors leads the Argentine League with 51 points, one more than Racing and this Sunday the title is defined with two games that have already aroused much controversy in the Argentine environment. Boca receives Independiente and Racing does the same against River Plate, both at 3 in the afternoon.
“It is a lack of respect for the profession to talk about such a situation, for someone to say that about an athlete who is going to play a soccer game,” said Fernando Gago, Racing coach about all the controversy surrounding the last contest date.
It turns out that two of the archrivals can ‘decide’ the title in Argentina. River Plate can give Boca Juniors the title if they beat Racing. The same, Independiente can facilitate the celebration of Racing if it overcomes the Xeneizes. That is the great controversy that has been armed. How will the archrivals play against the possibility of giving the title to their ‘enemies’?
On Sunday the date will be played simultaneously: Boca receives Independiente in the Bombonera and Racing receives River Plate in the ‘Cilindro’. These are the drop options:
- If he wins he is champion regardless of Racing result
- If he draws, he must hope that Racing does not beat River Plate
- If he loses, he must wait for River Plate to beat Racing
- If he wins, he must hope that Boca does not beat Indedendiente
- If they draw, they must wait for Independiente to beat Boca to force an extra game.
- If you lose, you run out of chances
Article 16, subsection 1 of the 2022 Tournament Regulations of the Professional Football League dictates that in case of a tie in the final table, the definition for the title must take place in an extra game or as many as are necessary.
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