After advancing to the Copa Argentina’s semi-finals during the international break. Gimnasia returned to league action in a sorry way. The team suffered a deserved 1-0 away defeat at Velez Sarsfield.
El Lobo are producing an irregular campaign with 11 points in nine weeks and they are still threatened by relegation. At home, Gimnasia registered two wins, one draw and one defeat so far.
Last Saturday, Boca Juniors couldn’t keep their usual standards and drew 0-0 with Rosario Central at home in a boring game. That means defending champions are now on 15 points. Sitting in sixth place after three consecutive matches without defeat in the Superliga (one success, two draws). Boca have been irregular on their travels so far, registering one win, two stalemates and one defeat. On Wednesday, won 2-0 at home against Brazil’s Palmeiras in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores’ semi-finals..
Boca Juniors seem the better side, but they are getting distracted in the league while advancing in the Copa Libertadores. I think Gimnasia will be more focused and should get at least a draw at home.