The result changes. Emotions in both areas. The duel of styles. Argentinos and Independiente protagonists of a great match. he won it Red, despite the superiority that his rival had shown. La Paternal’s team drew thanks to the changes made by your technician. It was a night of great football that will leave a bad taste in Avellaneda’s mouth. After all, he was already savoring his second consecutive victory. While he will not be able to ignore that he has been held in the hands of his own King.
A clash of reds has been proposed, as well as the occasional white attire of Argentines, and also of identities. Because Gabriel Milito and Ricardo Zielinski, who already had others hand in hand, they preach football differently. And from the beginning the positions have been clear. While the local team relies on ball possession, fast circulation and triangulation, Independiente settles into two rows of four, very compact, crouching down to score a lethal counter-attack.
And Independiente ended up winning the first half at the hands of Rodrigo Rey and a mistake by Matías Vera at the start. The predisposition of the Argentines to come out playing from the bottom was noticed from the first moment. And it’s not about condemning the strategy. Ultimately, any method is valid. But it’s hard to pretend you have the Manchester City imprint, despite the dapper footballers of La Paternal. Sergio Ortiz’s goal then came from an unforced error, beyond the pressure of the young AC Milan midfielder.
Argentinos lined up aboard a 4-2-3-1 in which Lucas Villalba, who is usually a stopper on the left, joined in midfield to participate in the preparation circuit. However, the best opportunities were created on the right, with the overflow of Javier Cabrera. Ayrton Costa had a lot of difficulty containing the Uruguayan.
He had four clear Argentine chances. First, from a Cabrera corner that Mac Allister finished across, just wide. Subsequently, Gabriel Avalos, always on the move along the entire attack front and noticeable from behind, lost in front of goal. The Paraguayan pushed a load from Cabrera. The ball hit the crossbar and rebounded, Rodrigo Cabral shot and his namesake Rey displayed remarkable reflexes. Everyone protested believing that the goalkeeper had saved the shot on goal. None of the television images could determine whether the ball crossed the entire line. And there was another cover from Rey before a header from Marco Di Cesare.
Independiente resisted with a 4-4-2 formation. And little came, even if in a dangerous way. Behind the Argentine midfielders or with a long ball for Cauteruccio. Until Vera and Ortiz failed, like a hunter, he made his prey a target.
Much of the second half was played at Independiente’s pace. Argentinos seemed powerless in Rey’s area, who saved again, this time against Cabrera who headed point-blank. The goalkeeper was remarkable and Avalos was unable to capitalize on the rebound.
And Di Cesare overwhelmed Martinez. The defender did not protest. Clear penalty that Cauteruccio exchanged for the goal. Independiente won and had already planted the line of five with the entry of Edgar Elizalde for Juan Cazares.
Until the Argentinos found themselves with the discount through a penalty that the VAR booked: Clear hold by Elizalde on Verón that Ramírez omitted. Avalos gained the upper hand and broke Rey’s arc.
Milito reacted quickly to the changes. González Metilli was already there, but Leonardo Heredia and Federico Redondo strengthened him. And they went to the top of Independiente, supported by Rey. The maximum of the two headers in the area, however, is a goal, which came from a corner kick by Cabrera that Di Cesare won and Heredia anticipated for the draw that was throbbing.
The match gave Independiente another chance, but Cauteruccio made an incredible mistake under the arc. Argentinos could win it with the clean and jerk at the end. It was a collectible game.
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