Independiente vs Racing for the Lega Professionisti: line-ups, what time it is, how and where to see the Avellaneda classic

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Independentupset by his sporting, institutional and economic problems, he will take on Avellaneda’s classic with a new DT against racing clubwhich has two consecutive defeats, in the exclusive match of the five that will complete the date 12 of Professional soccer league (LPF).

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The classic, with which he will take on Independiente Ricardo “Russian” Zielinski As DT, it will be played this Sunday starting at 16:30 at the Estadio Libertadores de América-Ricardo Enrique Bochini, with the refereeing of Yaél Falcón Pérez, the VAR of Darío Herrera of Neuquén, while it will be broadcast by ESPN and TNT Sport.

A classic full of tensions, with an atypical situation that Independiente experienced throughout the previous week with nothing less than the resignation of the president Fabiano Doman and the refusal to join the position of DT of the Uruguayan Pablo Repetto, following the institutional debacle.

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Finally Nestore Grindettiwho served as first vice president, assumed the presidency, for at least 30 days after requesting leave as mayor of Lanús, until the assembly of members determines who will be Doman’s replacement.

Grindetti made hiring the new team coach a priority, replacing Pedro Monzón on an interim basis, and the responsibility fell on Zielinski, Racing’s coach in 2016 and will take the field with the team after only two training sessions.

Independiente today is a bankrupt club, with enormous debts and with a squad lacking in numbers and quality, which finished in 25th place. position of the LPF and two points from the last, Unión de Santa Fe, which today would lose the category.

On the other side of Avellaneda there is a Racing that economically does not reserve any surprises, which at the moment has only the dangerous and violent inmate of the bullying bars called “Los Pibes de Racing” and “La Guardia Imperiale” as a shadow.

Everything indicated that on this occasion Racing would arrive with a clear favoritism for the classic despite being visitors and that Independiente had gone 10 dates without winning, but the team Fernando Gagowho made his debut with a victory in the Libertadores, is far from the level that has led him to be third in quality behind River and Boca, adding two consecutive losses.

Fernando Gago and his gesture in Racing's defeat against Newell's.  Photo: Juano Tesone.

Fernando Gago and his gesture in Racing’s defeat against Newell’s. Photo: Juano Tesone.

Racing have a good starting squad, but the substitutes, who played mainly in the defeats to Gimnasia and Newell’s, are far from equaling those playing in the ideal squad.

It is obvious that Racing with goalkeeper Gabriel Arias, defender Leonardo Sigali, the big moment of his best player, Paraguayan Matías Rojas, should make the difference against his usual opponent, but you will also feel the absence of two core values: Anibal Moreno (torn) and the Colombian Johan Carbonero (operated on his left knee).

This Sunday Racing it doesn’t come in as an outright favouritein a classic to be played with a climate of great expectation where winning or losing can mark the future to be played with the heart rather than with the mind.

In history, between amateurism and professionalism, Independiente holds a clear record of 84 wins against 62 of “La Academia” and 67 draws, in 213 games.

Racing have won four of their last five matches against Independiente, their best run since eight wins in nine classics between 1946 and 1950.

+Probable lineups+

Independent: Rodrigo Rey; Luciano Gomez, Sergio Barreto, Joaquin Laso and Ayrton Costa; Juan Marcone and Agustín Mulet; Juan Cazares; Matías Giménez, Martín Cauteruccio and Juan Vallejo. DT: Ricardo Zielinski.

racing: Gabriel Arias; Facundo Mura or Iván Pillud, Leonardo Sigali, Gonzalo Piovi or Emiliano Insúa and Gabriel Rojas; Juan Nardoni, Tomás Aviles, Jonatan Gómez or Nicolás Oroz; Matías Rojas, Paolo Guerrero or Maximiliano Romero and Gabriel Hauche. DT: Fernango Gago

Referee: Yael Falcon Perez.

LAUNCH: Dario Herrera.

Basketball court: Independent

Start time: 4.30pm

TV: ESPN and TNT Sports

Source: Clarin

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