Boca Juniors vs Atletico Tucuman: How to watch Liga Argentina matches

Tevez Zarate Union Boca Fecha 8 Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021Luciano Bisbal/Getty Images

Argentine football begins its program for 2021 with the playing of the Copa Liga Profesional.

All games are live streamed on Fanatiz and you can sign up to watch free here.

Boca was crowned 2019-20 league champions in March after coming out on top during the 23-game season, and also triumphed in the following Copa Diego Armando Maradona, which ended in January. 

In lieu of beginning a new league season, the Argentine footballing authorities have instead sanctioned another cup competition, which will run from February to May.

The 26 Primera Division clubs have been split into two groups, with each side playing each other once. 

In addition there will be one inter-zonal game every week, where Boca and River, Racing Club and Independiente and the rest of Argentina's Clasico rivals will face off in a series of clashes. 

The top four teams from each group then advance to a play-off stage, which will take place in a straight knock-out format in order to yield a single winner.

Fanatiz has the rights to the Copa de la Liga Profesional worldwide, excluding Argentina, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Israel, Russia, Sweden and the Balkans.

How to watch Boca Juniors vs Atletico Tucuman

Boca performed a clean sweep in domestic competition over 2020 with league and cup wins, and once more start out as one of the favourites in this new tournament. 

That success, though, was overshadowed by a disappointing exit from the Copa Libertadores at the hands of Santos, extending the club's drought to 14 years. 

The pressure is on to perform at continental level, but Boca, who currently sit outside the play-offs in the Group 2 standings following last week's shock defeat to Union, will also be expected to reach the latter stages of this Copa as a bare minimum. 

After losing club favourite Ricardo Zielinski to Estudiantes in the off-season, Atletico Tucuman endured a poor start to the 2021 Copa. 

Results have picked up as of late, though, with Monday's win over Velez Sarsfield taking the Decano to two victories in their last three outings; while they were unlucky to go down narrowly to River Plate.

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DateTime (US PT / ET)MatchChannel
April 172pm/5pmBoca Juniors vs Atletico TucumanFanatiz

Boca Juniors vs Atletico Tucuman team news

Cristian Pavon's hopes of returning to the field for Boca after injury have been thwarted as the ex-LA Galaxy must isolate following close contact with a coronavirus case.

With a full-strength squad to pick from Atletico boss Omar de Felippe is likely to stick to largely the same side that triumphed over Velez Sarsfield in the last round.

Watch all this weekend's Copa Liga Profesional matches on Fanatiz  with a 7-day free trial.

What other Copa Liga Profesional matches are available on Fanatiz?

Date Time (US PT / ET) Match Channel
April 174:15pm/7:15pmNewell's vs PatronatoFanatiz
April 1711:45am/2:45pmSan Lorenzo vs ArgentinosFanatiz
April 185pm/8pmColon vs Godoy CruzFanatiz
April 1811:45am/2:45pmEstudiantes vs GimnasiaFanatiz
April 189:30am/12:30pmArsenal vs Racing ClubFanatiz
April 182pm/5pmIndependiente vs AldosiviFanatiz
April 192pm/5pmBanfield vs PlatenseFanatiz

All games are live streamed on Fanatiz and you can sign up to watch free here.