Tuesday, September 21, 2010

24 Hours To Go - Estudiantes Host Newell's In Quilmes

No change. That's what Roberto Sensini has told us to expect for tomorrow's second leg of Newell's Old Boys Copa Sudamericana match with Estudiantes. Why change, when things have been going so well? La Lepra beat Estudiantes 1-0 last week at home, though with out team captain Rolando Schiavi, and then on Sunday, with Schiavi back in the line up, they took out early league leaders River Plate by the same margin.

Of course, both of those matches were at home, tomorrow the game will be in La Plata. Fortunately a win isn't required for Newell's go get through to the Sudamericana next round. In fact, for Estudiantes to go through they will need to win by two or more goals, or by way of penalties after a 1-0 win (leveling the aggregate score at 1-1.) The lone goal that Newell's will be taking into the match may not be much, but it is there.

Newell's expected line up:

Sebastián Peratta
Agustín Alayes, Rolando Schiavi, Gabriel Cichero
Luciano Vella, Diego Mateo, Lucas Bernardi, Marcelo Estigarribia
Mauro Formica
Mauricio Sperduti e Iván Borghello

Eventually Sensini will have to rest someone, well, that's if Newell's can get past this round, and beyond. Yes, it would be nice to do well both in the league and the Copa, but that will break down in the later stages if our older players are worn out.

I haven't seen much on who we can expect on the field for Estudiantes, other than that Juan Sebastián Verón may or may not be able to play after picking up a bit of a knock in La Pincha's 2-1 loss over the weekend to All Boys.

Kick off will be at 8:15 PM local time, that's 7:15 PM Eastern here in the USA. Plenty of time for me to get home from work and have dinner, too.

Oh, and don't ask me why the match will be held at Estadio Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner. If anyone knows, please do let me know.


Anonymous said...

Any idea how I can watch live NOB games from UK?

David Phillips said...

All I can provide is the links to a couple websites that I use to find streaming video of live matches:



This method of watching isn't perfect, especially if you have an older computer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'll give them a go. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Estudiantes is having repairs on their staduim for Copa America in the summer, so thats why they are playing in Quilmes staduim

Anonymous said...

& also I have a feeling this game could go into extra time. well regardless good luck to your Newell's.