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Boca Juniors begins preparations for Copa Libertadores final vs River

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

Boca Juniors, who defeated Tigre over the weekend at Stadium with a squad made up of reserves, returned to practice, preparing to take on rival River Plate in the final.

The two Argentine clubs will meet next weekend in the first leg of the series, vying to win South America's club tournament, reports

rolled to a 4-1 win over Tigre with just one regular starter, Agustin Rossi, on the field.

The victory moved into 6th place in the Superliga Argentina standings, with 18 points, putting the two-time defending champions eight points back of

The majority of the players who took the field against Tigre on Saturday focused on recovering, working out at Boca's gym on Monday.

The rest of the squad followed the normal training routine and played a loose practice match.

is expected to use the same roster that tied Brazil's Palmeiras 2-2 in the second leg of the semifinals: Agustin Rossi; Leonardo Jara, Carlos Izquierdoz, Lisandro Magallan, Lucas Olaza; Nahitan Nandez, Wilmar Barrios, Pablo Perez; Cristian Pavon, Ramon Ábila and

Fernando Gago, Dario Benedetto, and Carlos Tevez, who had a brace against Tigre, will try to show the that they deserve a spot in the starting lineup.

and River Plate will play on Saturday at



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 12:58 IST