The first of a trio of superclásicos is upon us, as Primera División joint-leaders Boca Juniors and River Plate meet in Boca’s Bombonera stadium this afternoon in Buenos Aires in one of the world’s biggest derby clashes. The match is streamed live to the world by Fútbol Para Todos, who are kind enough to make the YouTube video embeddable (I think). The match kicks off at 6:15pm local time (10:15pm British Summer Time, 5:15pm Eastern Daylight Time) but the coverage is already live, and you can enjoy it below. Below the video you’ll find the lineups for the two teams, as they were reported around 2 1/2 hours before kick off (if I notice any late changes I’ll try and update).
I’ll also be tweeting throughout the game if you want the benefit of my expert (ahem) opinion – as I do regularly on the Argentine league. You can follow me on @HEGS_com.
Boca Juniors (manager: Rodolfo Arruabarrena)
G. Peruzzi — D. Díaz — G. Burdisso — F. Monzón
M. Meli — A. Cubas — N. Lodeiro
F. Carrizo — D. Osvaldo — A. Chávez
Boca bench: G. Sara (GK), M. Torsiglieri, L. Marín, F. Gago, P. Pérez, C. Pavón, J. Calleri
River Plate (manager: Marcelo Gallardo)
E. Mammana — J. Maidana — G. Pezzella — L. Vangioni
C. Sánchez — M. Kranevitter — A. Rojas — S. Driussi
R. Mora —- T. Gutiérrez
River bench: J. Chiarini (GK), R. Funes Mori, L. Ponzio, C. Mayada, G. Martínez, L. Pisculichi, F. Cavenaghi