The Supercopa Argentina 2022 will be playe this Wednesday between Boca Juniors and Patronato. The Madre de Ciudades stadium in Santiago del Estero for having been champions last year of the Professional League and the Copa Argentina, respectively. The match kicks off at 21.15 and will be referee by Andrés Merlos. This is the eleventh edition of the trophy whose maximum holder is River with two stars. The xeneize plays his fifth final and so far won only one -against Rosario Central in 2018- because he lost the other three: with Arsenal in 2012, San Lorenzo in 2015 and the Millonario in 2017.
The last time the two clubs met was in the semi-finals of the Copa Argentina 2022. The San Juan del Bicentenario stadium and, after a 1-1 draw, El Patrón won on penalties to reach the final against Talleres de Córdoba.
Boca Juniors vs. Patronato, Supercopa Argentina
How to watch online Boca Juniors vs. Patronato
The match is broadcast live on ESPN Premium, so you can also watch it on the digital platforms Star+, DGO, Flow and Telecentro Play. You must be a subscriber or customer of the cable operator and be a subscriber to the ‘pack fútbol’.
The current situation of the teams
The match pits two teams with very different fortunes. Hugo Ibarra’s team is sixth in the standings of the Liga Profesional 2023 and has two wins in a row against Platense and Vélez Sarsfield. The team from Entre Ríos, on the other hand, competes in the Primera Nacional because they were relegated last season and in four games they still haven’t won and have three defeats and one loss. Their only joy this year came in the 32nd round of the Copa Argentina against Gimnasia y Tiro de Salta, a team they beat 2-0.
Boca Juniors vs. Patronato, Supercopa Argentina: possible line-up for Los Xeneizes
In fact, Patronato’s squad is very different from the one that won the Copa Argentina 2022 because, after Facundo Sava’s departure from coaching and with a smaller budget following their relegation, they have been set up to compete in the second tier of the Argentine Football Association (AFA). With that team they also have to compete in the Copa Libertadores 2023.
The venue chosen for the final, which will add a star to the winner’s trophy cabinet, is the modern Santiago stadium, which has been proposed as a venue for Argentina’s bid alongside Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay for the 2030 World Cup. Although the AFA’s initial objective was to play it far away from Argentina because Claudio Tapia, head of the Argentine football’s governing body, signed an agreement with his counterpart from the Sports Council of the capital of the United Arab Emirates so that between 2023 and 2026 the Argentine Super Cup would be played in Abu Dhabi.
However, since Patronato won the Copa Argentina 2022 and was relegated to the Primera Nacional, the clash against the xeneize was in doubt first and, shortly after, fell definitively. Finally, Racing and Boca met in the Middle East for the International Super Cup and the Academia won 2-1.