Football Italy, August 12, 2018: After a frustrating start to the Serie A season, the Boca Juniors defence is now in good shape, thanks to their impressive performance against Lazio in the last eight.
The Giallorossi have managed just five wins from nine matches, but that has not stopped the club from winning the Coppa Italia for the third time in the past four seasons, and now face Sassuolo in the quarterfinals.
Boca are currently fifth in the Serie B table with 23 points from 18 matches, with eight matches remaining.
The Bianconeri are currently on a two-match losing streak, with three defeats from their past six matches, and remain three points adrift of the relegation zone.
The second leg of their last-16 tie with Sassuola is Saturday night, with the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico at the Vicente Calderon starting at 11:00pm local time.