The end of Sebastián Battaglia in Boca It was decided this morning, hours after Boca’s draw with Godoy Cruz at Bombonera, in a meeting held by members of the Football Council, who left Bombonera after 2 am this Thursday. The only – and not the least – obstacle that prevents the announcement from being official is that leaders want DT to resign and the ex-football player pretends that if his thing is over, someone else makes the decision.
The lack of results is worrying, especially at home, but what has no return for Riquelme and company is the level of play that Battaglia cannot impregnate a team that is not like that because in its 37 games it has led since the CD sent off for Miguel Russo, in 35 there were different formations.
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Indiscipline, injuries and a weak home team
Of course, the story has other exciting chapters: the DT’s conflict with Agustín Almendra, the disciplinary problems, the Salvio case, the injury line and the lack of game that were covered with a Band-Aid with the victory in the Superclásico before do Rio in the Monumental did not prevent the wounds from surfacing.
End of cycle scent
The Council dictated the full cycle, but did not agree to any meeting. The DT, in turn, suspended the usual post-match press conference, and wait for the steps the leaders will take. Meanwhile, training this Thursday is scheduled for 16:00 and it will be necessary to see if until then, in just a few hours, Battaglia is still the coach of Xeneize.
This is how the members of the Boca de la Bombonera Football Council left, at dawn, after Boca’s draw against Godoy Cruz
Boca Football Council met until dawn (@Cadena_Xeneize)
Boca played poorly again, drew against Godoy Cruz and still hasn’t won at Bombonera in the LPF
mouth juniors, in another bad performance, drew 1-1 at home with Godoy Cruz for the 11th. date of the Professional League Cup with goals from Darío Benedetto, from the penalty spot, and Salomón Rodriguez for the visitors.
In this way, it is in fourth place in Zone 2 with 18 units and for now it is going to the quarterfinals of the Professional League Cup, just three dates from the end of the group stage.
With the screams in the background “Let’s see the players if they can hear, with the Boca shirt win or die” on one side, and on the other the classic “dale Boca”, the end showed a team that attacked the “punches” and without clarity against another that didn’t know how to give the final blow to get the victory it deserved.
Javier García, the great figure of the match in a double defense at the end, prevented Godoy Cruz from winning and that his teammates’ poor performance was compounded by a defeat that could have consequences for the future of the coaching staff.
Boca tied with Godoy Cruz (Photo: Fotobaires).