Messi will return to La Bombonera


La Bombonera will once again dress the Albiceleste in the return of the Argentine team to the home of the Boca Juniors club, a place where the national team has shown itself invincible in South American events and has become a talisman, with the next test is Uruguay of Marcelo Bielsa.

Although the Monumental Stadium of the eternal rival, River Plate, is traditionally considered the team’s ‘home’, the field located in the charming neighborhood of La Boca, one of the most visited areas of the national and international tourists coming to Buenos Aires, He has been selected 33 times in history for ‘team of all’ duels.

Although Conmebol announced the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium, in Córdoba, as the venue for Argentina-Uruguay on November 16, due to the impossibility of playing it at the River field due to musical events, the ‘Scaloneta’ will finally return to the field of Boca, as found out this Wednesday.

The home of ‘xeneizes’ will once again host an Argentine match, who last played in March 2022 against Venezuela and won 3-0, with goals from Nico González, Ángel Di María and Lionel Messi. Nine months later, the joy of the Albiceleste will come at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

A talismanic stadium

The statistics show that Bombonera is a talisman for the national team, especially among qualified South Americans. In the 33 times the team played there, the team won 22 games, drew nine and lost only two.

Ten of those duels were in South American World Cup qualifiers and Argentina went undefeated: six wins and four draws.

Another encouraging fact for those Lionel Scaloni is that the team was undefeated against Celeste when they played at La Bombonera.

A 2-2 draw in 1956 and a 3-0 win in 1978 are the precedents that exist, but this is the first time the rivalry has been played officially, as the previous ones were as friendlies.

Two choices in one good time

The match is on the fifth day of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and will be the penultimate international match for the ‘Albiceleste’ in a year in which the team is positioned as number 1 in FIFA. rank all time. .

The team led by Lionel Messi The fourth day of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup ended with total victories and continues with great feelings, soon to celebrate a year after December 18, 2022, marked by fire in the imagination of Argentina .

Uruguay are comfortable in World Cup qualification, with seven points, the same as Brazil and Venezuela, all trailing the Albiceleste (with 12).

The celestial fans are happy for the game shown by the team in this new stage after the failure of Qatar 2022, a squad with young substitutes who shined in their teams and gave great joy to the fans in their victory at home against in ‘canarinha’ (2-0). November will be a great rivalry for both teams.

Brazil-Argentina to end the year

The final matchday of the year is the long-awaited Brazil-Argentina, to be played at the Maracaná Stadium on November 21 and that will bring to mind the strange rivalry played out in the previous qualifying rounds, which had to be suspended amid the covid-19 pandemic.

Source: La Verdad


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