Independiente defeats Vélez and climbs to the top of Group A of the League Cup


Independiente wins 1-0 in its visit to Velez Sarsfield in Liniers with the intention of establishing itself as a leader in the Group A of the Professional League Cup, after their victorious debut in Mendoza against the promoted Independiente Rivadavia. This match on the second date at the José Amalfitani stadium has the arbitration of Hernán Mastrángelo, assisted in the VAR by Fernando Echenique and the transmission of ESPN Premium.

In an even match Independent took the lead at 27 minutes. It was through a corner kick from the left and Joaquin Laso He was left without a mark to head and break the zero on the night of Villa Luro.

In the second half, the Avellaneda team had some chances to increase the difference, but they lacked aim. While Velez had the tie with a missile Juan Mendez that burst the crossbar after a slight deflection of Rodrigo Rey.

He Red of Carlos Tevez started the season on the right foot by winning over the Leprosy Mendoza in the Bautista Gargantini and seeks to maintain that path in its second consecutive outing against a historically difficult rival.

Vélez is one of the few teams that maintains superiority over Independiente in the professional era, with a balance of 61 wins, 56 losses and 58 draws in 175 matches per AFA league. The record is reversed by one match in favor of the Avellaneda club if the 15 matches recorded in the amateur stage are added. The Liniers team is also in search of lost prominence in 2023 when the anguish over remaining in the first division dominated its reality until the last game against Colón de Santa Fe.

He Fort It is a good measure for those from Avellaneda, who next Saturday will make their home debut against Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

With this partial victory Independiente leads Zone A of the tournament and in the next one they will host Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata on Saturday from 7 p.m. While Vélez is placed twelfth and on the next day they will visit River Plate, on Sunday, starting from 7:15 p.m.


Stadium: Jose Amalfitani

Referee: Hernán Mastrángelo

TV: ESPN Premium


Newell’s Old Boys beat Lanús 2-0 in La Fortaleza and climb to the top of the B Group of the Professional League Cup. The many of the cast red and black were marked by Brian Aguirre and Juan Ramirez. The match is played at the Ciudad de Lanús-Néstor Díaz Pérez stadium and is played with arbitration by Darío Herrera, Germán Delfino in the VAR and transmission of the TNT Sports signal.

Leprosy took the lead in the 29th minute after an error at the start of the Garnet which allowed him William May steal the ball and after some devilish attempts by the Uruguayan, he gave in to Brian Aguirre who finished from outside the area and scored a great goal.

In the second half, the Rosario team extended their advantage at 54 minutes, when after a good collective play put together by Ever Banega and in which Armando Mendez attended to Juan Ramirezwhich first defined crossed.

Thanks to this provisional victory, Newell’s He rules in Zone B with 6 points and among his escorts he is located Lanus, with 3 units. On the next date Leprosy will receive Belgrano, on Sunday from 9:30 p.m. Meanwhile he Garnet will visit Godoy Cruzon Monday from 5 p.m.


Stadium: City of Lanus

Referee: Dario Herrera

TV: TNT Sports


Central Rosarycurrent champion of the League Cuppremiered its title in the Creek Giant against banfield. As occurred in several scenarios during the first date, such as the cases of Monumental or the Avellaneda Cylinder, he Scoundrel He appeared before his people in a real pasture. The terrible state of the playing field undermined the spectacle. And it cost the protagonists more than expected to generate dangerous chances.

After a first half without emotions, in the second half the Drill was slightly better than its rival. Despite the lack of clarity, the push of the combined Julio César Falcioni turned to Fatura Broun in one of the most outstanding figures of the afternoon. In the most complex occasion, the goalkeeper had to intervene with a fabulous maneuver to avoid what would have been the goal against Mauricio Martínez. Without a doubt, the misfortune of his companion would have meant a Candy bitter for the entire audience that filled the legendary World Cup stadium.

A similar situation happened in the Buenos Aires area, given that a terrible clearance of Yvo Calleros tested the reflexes Marcelo Barovero. AND Rag he responded confidently. Given the lack of creation, the risk arose due to the defensive inadequacies of both teams. The distribution of points did not satisfy anyone. And the only highlight of the day was the party organized by the academic entity for the feat achieved last season. In it Creek Giant there was much to celebrate, although Miguel Ángel Russo He knows that he has a lot to improve to continue his defense of the crown.


Stadium: Creek Giant

Referee: Jorge Baliño

TV: ESPN Premium


Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata received the recently promoted Independent Rivadavia de Mendoza with the intention of confirming its good start in the Professional League Cupafter the victory over Córdoba Workshops in the debut. However, Lobo was surprised by a rival who took the lead 25 minutes into the initial stage thanks to the conquest of the Paraguayan Alex Arce. In the same way that he threatened against the Redthe Cuyo team was encouraged to fight the historic teams of the First Division.

Not satisfied with the slightest advantage, those of Rodolfo De Paoli They continued to hurt the vulnerable triple defense and Juan Manuel Vazquez extended the difference to seal the 2 to 0. What was striking was that the cast of Leonardo Carol Madelón He continued with a fragile and characterless posture. And if any inconvenience had to be added to the homeowner, it was the injury of Leonardo Moraleswho had to be replaced by Felipe Sanchez.

The reaction of the La Plata team came in the complement. Felipe Sánchez, the same one who had entered Morales put back to Gym in match. And from that moment on, the local team relied on the encouragement of its people to go in search of a tie. However, Independiente Rivadavia did not allow itself to be intimidated and once again celebrated with the cry of Mauricio Asenjo. With the 3-1, everything seemed resolved in the Forest. The much of Benjamin Dominguez At the end it served to put suspense in the closing, but it was too late. The three points went to the land of wine.


Stadium: Juan Carmelo Zerillo

Referee: Nicolas Ramirez

TV: TNT Sports


After his great presentation during his visit to banfield, Hurricane received Córdoba Workshops in The Paternal. It is that the entity of Park Patricians moved its location to Diego Armando Maradona of Argentinos due to the installation of a new grass in the Tomás Adolfo Ducówho will be ready for the next commitment against Independent.

With notable aggressiveness, the Balloon tried to hurt the area defended by Guido Herrera through the hierarchy of Ignacio Pussettothe speed of Hector Fertoli and the velvet foot of William Alarconbut fortune had a tune quartet. Even the Chilean had the clearest chance to open the scoring with an exquisite shot that bounced off the crossbar.

In small spaces and with the Buenos Aires defense poorly located, those of Walter Ribonetto they silenced the Seedbed of the World when Gaston Benavidez It was projected through the right sector and supplied Frederick Girotti. With a first-class definition and changing the suit to Hernán Galindezthe ex San Lorenzo celebrated the premature 1 to 0 that was beyond all expectations. The cast of Facundo Sava He played better, but the one who had the advantage was the visitor.

Before the break the moment occurred Rocky pm. The thing is Walter Mazzantti He had received a hard kick to his knee that almost took him out of the match. However, the midfielder decided to continue and in one of his surprising attacks he capitalized on a beautiful delivery of Alarcondominated with his chest and sealed the 1 to 1. The pain faded for a few moments, although Marcos Portillo hit the man again burner with a magnificent work that slipped into the goalkeeper’s corner of the Ecuadorian team: 2 to 1 for the T and to the locker rooms.

In addition, the heat threatened the show and the performers lowered their intensity. It was a deal for Talleres that took the three points from its visit to La Paternal.


Stadium: Diego Armando Maradona

Referee: Fernando Rapallini

TV: TNT Sports

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