Deportivo Cali, who are ranked 18th in the BetPlay League, will make their Copa Libertadores debut this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against Boca Juniors with several injuries due to suspension.
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In a duel on the first day of Group E, those led by the Venezuelan Rafael Dudamel will try to improve the image that has left this semester, which puts them on the verge of elimination in the local tournament, and they will seek to start their way on the right foot in a difficult area that the Corinthians and always ready finished. That’s why the former Venezuelan coach put ahead of L’Equidad, last Friday in a duel that ended 0-0, a mixed wage bill that did not include regular headlines like central defender Guillermo Burdisso, former Boca player, or the Uruguayan goalkeeper Guillermo des Amours.
Against the Xeneize team, Deportivo Cali will also have striker Teo Gutiérrez, remembered for his time at River Plate, or striker Agustín Vuletich, who has yet to find his best level with the green jersey and White.
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“Our hope and goal is to move into the Libertadores phase, then the path will tell you that you are”said Dudamel at the previous meeting.
In this sense, Dudamel should date Guillermo De Amores; Aldair Gutiérrez, Guillermo Burdisso, Jorge Marsiglia, Cristian Mafla; Yimmi Congo, Edgard Camargo, Jhon Vásquez, Yony González; Teo Gutiérrez and Agustín Vuletich.
Boca traveled to Cali with 24 players, among them several injured or suspended like Pol Fernández, who suffers from a physical ailment that led coach Sebastián Battaglia to decide not to call him up to take care of him. facing the future. Neither Colombian Sebastián Villa, who will miss the entire group stage due to a six-day suspension he received for the incidents against Atlético Mineiro in the 2021 edition, nor central defenders Marcos Rojo and Carlos Izquierdoz, also suspended. .
Against Deportivo Cali, Battaglia is expected to date Agustín Rossi; Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano, Gastón Ávila/Jorge Nicolás Figal, Frank Fabra; Jorman Campuzano, Cristian Medina, Juan Ramírez; Oscar Romero, Exequiel Zeballos and Darío Benedetto.
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Time: 7:30 p.m.
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