“It does not matter how each team arrives: the classics are separate games, where everything before happens to have no validity”, is repeatedly affirmed in bars, on television programs, on the street, before each important match between two lifelong rivals.
However, although many want to deny it, there is always a relationship that occurs naturally since the footballers who have been playing will be the same ones who must face the momentous match, in this case the Superclásico between Boca and River for the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup, so the “Xeneize” will arrive concerned at the clash taking into account their adverse streak.
It is that Miguel Ángel Russo’s team has barely won one of the last 13 games played in all competitions: it is a series that started on May 5 in the 1-0 defeat against Barcelona in Guayaquil, in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, and that has only had the celebration in front of The Strongest 3-0 on the last date of the groups of the same contest.
In the middle of those confrontations, falls to Patronato and Santos, by tournament and Cup respectively, the 1-1 against River with classification by penalties to the semi of the League Cup and a goalless draw against Barcelona in the Bombonera, before the aforementioned victory.
After her, another accumulation of games without victories that lasts until today: 0-0 against Racing and elimination by penalties, 0-0 at home against Atlético Mineiro, 1-1 against Unión at the start of the Professional League and another 0-0 with Mineiro that ended in another loss on penalties.
In the local tournament he continued without winning: with the juveniles, a draw against Banfield and defeat against San Lorenzo; and this Sunday, the 0-0 vs. Workshops that left him with just three points in four dates of the championship and many worries. What will happen in the Superclásico for the Argentine Cup?