With so many changes made by Passarella every round, it is hard to predict the probable line-up. *Updated - This following players are expected to start:
Paulo Ferrari-Cristian Nasuti-Nicolas Sanchez-Eduardo Tuzzio;
Augusto Fernandez-Oscar Ahumada-Fernando Belluschi;
Marco Ruben-Radamel Falcao Garcia
Several surprising changes will be made. Eduardo Tuzzio and Leonardo Ponzio, who have been playing bad lately, will be replaced by Cristian Nasuti and Augusto Fernandez, respectively. Meanwhile, Marco Ruben will start over Mauro Rosales, one of our best players so far.
Estudiantes, despite still being a great team, is not the same one we saw crowned the champions of the Torneo Aperutra 2006: Mariano Pavone (their top-goalscorer) and Jose Sosa (an extremely talented midfielder) have both been sold. Other great players such as Juan Sebastian Veron, Diego Galvan, and Rodrigo Brana are all injured.
Another loss will cause even more fury for the fans and may result in the speculated departure of Daniel Passarella. Although he is unlikely to leave, several directives wish to refresh the airs and bring in a new head coach. Boca Juniors legend Carlos Bianchi was named as a possibility, but he rapidly rejected any possibilities. Diego Simeone (currently in charge of Estudiantes) is another candidate, though it would be odd to see him leave his current role, in which he is more than comfortable. We must still be careful, though, fore great players such as Pablo Piatti and Ivan Moreno y Fabianesi will still be present. This team may be lacking some of their stars, but they will be anything but easy to beat.
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