1-0: Argentinos Juniors win and dream of the final

Juniors beat this Tuesday Hurricane 1-0 at the close of the fourth and penultimate round of the second phase of the Cup
Maradona, was one point behind the leaders of Group A Boca Juniors and River Plate and continues with the possibility of qualifying for the final of the tournament.

El Bicho prevailed with a goal from Matías Romero and took advantage of Saturday’s draw between Xeneizes and Millonarios 2-2 in the Superclásico to move one point ahead. On the fifth and final day, Argentinos Juniors will host Boca Juniors and River Plate will host Independiente.

Boca and River lead Group A of the Championship Phase with 8 points, Argentinos have 7, Arsenal 4 and Independiente and Huracán 3.


This Tuesday, Colón got his first victory by beating Atlético Tucumán, in a game that had nothing at stake because both teams are already eliminated.

Banfield leads with 9 points, followed by Talleres (who beat him 3-2 on Monday) with 8, Gimnasia de La Plata with 7, San Lorenzo and Colón with 4 and Atlético Tucumán with 1.


Rosario Central, who beat Defensa y Justicia 3-0 on Saturday, leads with 10 points followed by Unión y Defensa y Justicia with 7.

Lanús, with 5, Aldosivi, with 3, and Patronato, with 1, can no longer qualify for the final.


Estudiantes de La Plata fell 1-0 to Godoy Cruz de Mendoza on Tuesday and was out of the fight for a place in the final.

Newell’s and Velez lead with nine points. They are followed by Racing Club (5), Estudiantes (4), Godoy Cruz (4) and Central Córdoba (2).


After a match against each rival, the winners of Championship Phases A and B will face each other in a final to define the champion of the Diego Maradona Cup (the Argentine League), who will qualify for the 2021 Copa Libertadores.

The winners of each Complementation Phase will play against each other and the winner will face the team that lost the final of the Championship Phase.

The one that prevails in that duel will qualify for the South American Cup in 2022.