Defense and Justice equalized 2-2 against Godoy Cruz as a visitor, in the match corresponding to date 25 of the Professional League and He was two points away from entering the Libertadores 2024.
The goals of the team led by Julio Vaccari were Gaston Togni and Dario Caceres. While those of Daniel Oldrá were from Tomás Conechny and Salomón Rodríguez.
With this result, Defensa y Justica was left with 41 points in how many positions and only two of the Libertadores positions. While Godoy Cruz was left with 38 points in eighth position, they missed the chance to win their fifth consecutive home game.
In an even first half, both teams played equally, with a dynamic game and had several chances to score, but neither could break the zero.
The clearest were for the visit, after 33 minutes, first with a shot from Schamine that Rodríguez saved and the rebound fell to Nicolás Fernández, who finished off with his left foot and on the line Mateo Mendoza denied him the goal in an incredible way.
In the complement, Godoy Cruz found the goal. After a minute and a half of play, Hernán López led a counter, played to the left for Salomón Rodríguez and the Uruguayan changed it from the front to Tomás Conechny, who defined first for the 1 to 0.
The visitors not only received that blow at the start of the plug-in: Alexis Soto was sent off after nine minutes. Despite the numerical inferiority, Defense did not shrink and after 17 minutes managed to tie the game thanks to a tremendous kick from outside the area by Gastón Togni.
The team from Mendoza regained the lead after 24 minutes, when Salomón Rodríguez captured a rebound in the area and defined with his left foot to put things 2-1 in favor of Tomba. Then he was left with 10 due to the expulsion of Bruno Leyes.
At the end of the game, in the fifth minute of the 6 added, Defense and Justice found the tie. After a corner kick from the left, the Russian Rodríguez lost the ball from his hands and left it served to Darío Cáceres, who with a header made it 2 to 2.