In an atypical match, with a totally youthful starting eleven due to the mandatory isolation of the usual starters, Boca Juniors drew 0-0 against Banfield on the second round of the Argentine Professional League.
Next, we review the performance of the footballers that Sebastían Battaglia lined up, eventual replacement of Miguel Russo as DT …
Agustín Lastra (5): He showed firmness at each start and made two not easy stops. It made us forget that it is a difficult position to fill.
Eros Mancuso (5): he raffled the ball on several occasions, but was solid in defense (2/2 won) and put on some exciting physical wear and tear. Official debut and captain. Passed.
Balthazar Bernardi (4): as he could, he cleared everything that reached the Boca area. He was the weakest of the kids.
Gabriel Aranda (5): far from being intimidated by the forwards of the Drill, was imposed on them. He won 4/6 aerial duels and the only ground confrontation he had. Pay attention to this central.
Valentine Boat (6): He was one of the soccer players with the greatest interference in the game. Recoveries, dribbles, crosses and passes everywhere. He will have to correct the losses -today he had 27-, but in the short term he will be the No. 3 starter.
Ignacio Fernandez (6): he won 8/12 defensive duels and missed only 4 passes. He had already played in First, in the same way – today more than ever – he showed that he is here to fight for a place. Peel and twist with an unnatural temper.
Gabriel Vega (7): accompanied Equi in the midfield without drawbacks. He dodged rivals, recovered and delivered two key passes. Terrible debut of the 19-year-old.
Rodrigo Montes (8): He created a clear occasion and was supportive of his peers in recovery. He constantly participated in the game. The best.
Vicente Taborda (7.5): It came from converting twice the day before in the Reserve, therefore, expectations were very high. It did not fail. The most aesthetic of the eleven. The one everyone wants to see play. A total daring.
Israel Escalante (5): From the start, he killed to get every ball back and showed he has one more second to look for a receiver. He reached the bottom and looked – serenely – behind. Not normal in such a maelstrom.
Ezequiel Almirón (4): at 27 minutes he was injured. We did not have time to observe it, there will be a chance …