The 0-2 he suffered Mouth against Corinthians in Brazil hampered his plans. And it is that while there is still half a group stage ahead of us to try and reverse the panorama, the results Sebastián Battaglia achieved in Group E could give him serious chances of being eliminated and not made it to the round of 16 to go.
Everything about the group stage of the Libertadores 2022
Xeneize made his debut in this edition of the Libertadores with a 0-2 defeat in Colombia against Deportivo Cali. On the second date, he got up with a 2-0 win over Always Ready in La Bombonera, to get some air. In San Pablo, however, he could not beat Timao and with three games to go he was last in the group with three units.
Those led by Battaglia have yet to head to La Paz to face off for Date 4 against Always Ready, while later they will have the last two commitments at home: against Corinthians on 17-5 and against Cali, nine days later.
What does Boca need to qualify for the round of 16 without being dependent on other results? The ideal for Xeneize would be to win everything they have left, because that way they would get 12 points and not only be in the top 16, but also likely be first in the zone.
The Xeneize group in the Libertadores: competitions and results
In the case of adding seven units (two wins and one draw), he would reach ten points and should be alert to what is happening between his rivals: the tie between Always Ready and Cali leaves the group open and Xeneize is dependent on itself, although goal difference becomes importantiabyss (Boca has -2 today).
In the same way, if Battaglia’s team lost to Hernando Siles, it would be quite complicated though they would later win their remaining two matches as they could only score nine points and their chances of qualifying would depend solely on what happened between the Brazilians, Bolivians and Colombians.
THE FUNCTIONS IN GROUP E:
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