A real buzz is expected in and around Estadio Alberto Jose Armando on Thursday evening when Boca Juniors and Deportivo Cali take on each other in the decisive fixture in Group E of Copa Libertadores.
Boca Juniors need to beat the Colombian side on the final day if they want to stay in the competition.
The Argentine heavyweights sit third in the Group E standings with seven points from five matches. They are a point shy of joint-leaders Deportivo Cali and Corinthians.
Since Corinthians have an easy clash against Bolivian Always Ready in the other game of this group, Boca can ill afford a slip-up here.
Based on everything we have seen from these two outfits in their respective domestic leagues, it is hard to expect any other scenario but the home win here.
Boca Juniors had an exceptional campaign in the first phase of Argentine Liga Profesional, winning title with the comprehensive 3-0 victory over Tigre in the final played at the weekend.
Sebastian Battaglia’s men have tightened things up defensively in the recent weeks as they shipped just one goal in the previous seven matches across competitions (despite a very toughs schedule that included the clashes against the best teams in Argentina).
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