Matchday 14 of the 2021 Liga Profesional will bring us the most anticipated game in the Argentine league. River Plate and Boca Juniors will face each other in a must-watch Superclasico at the Estadio Monumental, where fans will be welcomed back after a long time.
Both teams head into the derby in high spirits. El Millonario carry an eight-game unbeaten streak under their belts, while the Xeneize remain undefeated in six league games since interim coach Sebastian Battaglia was promoted from the reserve team.
River aim to extend their winning run to four games to continue chasing tournament leaders Talleres closely, while Boca want to make it three victories in a row to reduce the gap with La T.
River Plate possible starting XI
Marcelo Gallardo hasn't confirmed the lineup but he revealed two casualties for the Superclasico. Hector David Martinez and Matias Suarez won't make it to Sunday's match. However, the rest of the squad remains healthy for the big game.
While Gallardo would doubt whether starting Enzo Fernandez or Agustin Palavecino in the midfield, the starting XI to face Boca Juniors is practically set. This is how River Plate would line up: Franco Armani; Milton Casco, Robert Rojas, Paulo Diaz, Fabrizio Angileri; Enzo Fernandez/Agustin Palavecino, Enzo Perez, Nicolas De la Cruz; Jorge Carrascal; Julian Alvarez, Braian Romero.
Boca Juniors projected lineup
Unlike their opponents, Boca won't miss more than a regular starter for the Superclasico. However, the absence of Juan Ramirez is undoubtedly a huge blow for the visitors. Besides him, those who usually make it to the starting lineup are available for Battaglia.
The interim coach was reportedly doubting whether playing with two or three up front. He would ultimately opt for the first option but he is yet to decide if Diego Gonzalez or Cristian Medina will be in the middle of the park. Boca Juniors possible lineup: Agustin Rossi; Luis Advincula, Carlos Izquierdoz, Marcos Rojo, Frank Fabra; Diego Gonzalez/Cristian Medina, Jorman Campuzano, Agustin Almendra; Edwin Cardona; Cristian Pavon, Nicolas Orsini.