Round 5 (midweek round)
INDEPENDIENTE v BOCA JRS
August 29, 2007
512 x 384
A game between 2 of the big 5 in Argentina ... one of the Clasicos.
Independiente are the leaders of the Apertura with perfect record after 4 games. Their striker Denis is on fire with 6 goals ... while their playmaker Montenegro is back from injury. Coach Troglio has faced Boca 4 times in his career, losing all 4 ... against Boca's coach, Russo, he has also lost all 5 games. This could be the time to revert the negative trend and to consolidate their lead ... it could also mean their first win over Boca since September 2004.
Boca needs a win to cut the 5 point difference with leaders Independiente. With the painfull news of Riquelme not returning to the team this semester, coach Russo needs to get newly signed playmaker, Gracian, ready to organize the team. Striker Palermo needs to score against a team he always scores ... he hasn't scored yet in the 1st 4 games. A loss can make Boca say goodbye to their title hopes.