Racing Club beat Estudiantes, from La Plata, 2-1 at home in the Cilindro de Avellaneda, and reached the top of Zone B, in a match valid for the third day of the League Cup Professional.
The local goals were scored by Gonzalo Piovi (penalty) and Juan Fernando Quintero, at 36 and five minutes, of the first and second stage, respectively. For the “Pincha” discounted Mauro Mendezfrom a penalty, at the fourth minute of discount of the complement.
The victory left the “Academy” at the top of its area with seven units, the same as Sarmiento y Newells Old Boyswhile “Pincha” continues in the last place of the table without points.
At the beginning of the game, the team led by coach Fernando Gago went out with everything to look for the rival goal to try to reach the goal as soon as possible after the elimination on penalties against Boca, last Wednesday for the rematch of the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores on the same stage.
With total control of the midfield, with good work from Juan Nardoni as central midfielder, replacing the injured Hannibal Morenoand the rises of baltasar rodriguez Through the right sector, the locals handled the ball at all times.
The possession of the ball, controlled correctly by the Colombian Juan Fernando Quinterothe constant pressure from midfield forward, plus the verticality of Augustine Ojedaallowed the Academy to generate offensive situations, but lacked precision in the definition.
Students, For his part, he was messy, lazy in the middle zone and the few times he had the ball he failed to be judicious in the passes.
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The first dangerous play of “Pincha” was only after 37 minutes with a shot from outside the defender’s area Eros Mancuso who forced Gabriel Arias to send it to the corner.
The final minutes of the first stage had the visitor a little ahead in the field, but without being deep.
The start of the second stage was electric with “Pincha” who came out with greater conviction, had a chance with a shot from Santiago Ascacibar that covered the “One”.
When it seemed that the process of the match was going to even out, a counterattack led by “rag” Ojedaallowed him to “Juanfer” Quintero Get into an offensive position to take a powerful shot that went into the goalkeeper’s post to increase the difference in favor.
The rest of the complement had the visit stopped on offense, with several shots on goal that catapulted Gabriel Arias as the figure of his team, while Racing He waited in his field, tried to get out quickly from the counterattack, defended himself with the ball and lowered the intensity to end up keeping the three points at home, despite Mauro Méndez’s discount, from a penalty, at 49 minutes.
On the next day (4th) after the FIFA date, Racing will visit San Lorenzo, while Estudiantes will host Tigre.