While Colon of Santa Fe Y Velez Sarsfield continue as leaders in Zones A and B respectively of the Professional League Cup, Boca Juniors Y River plate they managed to enter the classification zone to the quarterfinals of the contest.
Velez Sarsfield thrashed Unión de Santa Fe 4-1, while Colón equalized goalless with Argentinos Juniors to remain at the top of their respective groups.
Boca Juniors, meanwhile, beat Defensa y Justicia 2-1 on Saturday, the same day that River Plate added its second consecutive draw with a blank scoreboard as a visitor with Arsenal de Sarandí.
In other results, on Friday San Lorenzo beat Rosario Central 2-0, while the Avellaneda teams in the prelude to the classic fell: Independiente 3-1 with Talleres in Córdoba and Racing Club 2-4 at home against Godoy Cruz.
BOCA JUNIORS ACHIEVES A SOOTHING TRIUMPH AT HOME
After the defeat on the last day against Unión in Santa Fe, Boca Juniors achieved this Saturday a revitalizing 3-1 victory against Atlético Tucumán that left ‘Xeneize’ in the qualifying zone for the quarterfinals of Group B of the Copa de the Professional League.
With goals from Cristian Medina, Colombian Sebastián Villa and Franco Soldano, the team led by Miguel Ángel Russo achieved a victory that left him in the second position shared with Independiente, Talleres and Lanús with 16 units away from the 22 that the leader Vélez totals. .
In this way, Boca arrives with the local front more aimed at its premiere next Wednesday by Group D of the Copa Libertadores against The Strongest of Bolivia in the city of La Paz.
RIVER PLATE WALKED ITS CONTUNDENCY THROUGH SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO
River Plate gave a real lesson in forcefulness and effectiveness by winning with authority last Friday by 0-5 against Central Córdoba at the brand new Madre de Cities stadium in the city of Santiago del Estero.
The Colombian Rafael Santos Borré in duplicate (top scorer of the contest with seven targets), Fabrizio Angileri, José Paradela and Federico Girotti were the authors of the goals for a ‘Millionaire’ who settled in the second position of Group A of the Copa de the Professional League with 18 points.
This duel took place in the run-up to the start of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores de América, which in the case of River will be next Thursday at the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro against Fluminense by Group C.
INDEPENDENT RETURNED TO TRIUMPH AND WAS ACCOMMODATED IN THE CLASSIFICATION
Independiente achieved a tight 1-0 home win against Defense and Justice on Sunday and entered the area of the four best in Group B of this tournament, which increases their aspirations to reach the defining phase of this Professional League Cup .
A header from Sergio Barreto in the 77th minute allowed ‘Rojo’ to add a valuable victory against an opponent who had just won his second international crown by establishing himself in Brasilia against Palmeiras as the new champion of the South American Recopa.
Both teams will have international competition this week, Defensa y Justicia will visit Independiente del Valle in Ecuador for Group A of the Copa Libertadores, while the ‘Rojo’ led by Falcioni will face Guabirá in Bolivia.
SAN LORENZO AND RACING, IN PUGNA FOR A PLACE
The two teams ‘so-called greats of Argentine football’ that did not achieve victories on this tenth day were San Lorenzo, which on Saturday drew 1-1 at home with Argentinos Juniors, and Racing Club, which this Sunday fell 2-1 during their visit Sarandí Arsenal.
The ‘Cyclone’, which had fallen in the Copa Libertadores phase 3 series against Santos, ended up equalizing with Argentinos after the goals of Ángel Romero for the local and Gabriel Hauche for the visit.
Racing, meanwhile, stopped its good walk, losing in Sarandí by 2-1 and in this way it was in fifth position with 15 units, the same as San Lorenzo in what promises to be a point-to-point definition on the three dates that remain to be disputed.
This Wednesday Racing will visit Rentistas in Uruguay for Group E of the Copa Libertadores, while San Lorenzo will be local to Huachipato of Chile for Zone A of the South American.
TIE WITHOUT GOALS OF THE CLASSIC PLATENSE
In the interzonal that takes place on each day of this Professional League Cup, Students and Gymnastics tied without goals in a new edition of the La Plata classic that keeps the local in the Group A classification zone but moved the visitor away from that strip in the B.
The expulsion of Colombian Harrinson Mansilla was the only note that moved the structures in a pale match played at the UNO Stadium in Estudiantes de La Plata.
Without international participation for either of the two teams, both will have these three remaining dates to guarantee their place among the four best in their respective areas because otherwise it will be the end point of this semester.