Independiente seeks calm in the Argentine Cup

Independiente, with a turbulent start to the season, will face this Sunday against Ciudad de Bolívar, from the Federal League A, in a match of the 32nd round that will mark its debut in the 2023 Copa Argentina.

The match is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (TV: TyC Sports) at the Estadio Unico Diego Armando Maradona in La Plata, with arbitration by Ariel Penel.

El Rojo faces this commitment with Pedro Damián Monzón as interim DT after the dismissal of Leandro Stillitano due to the bad season in the Professional League.

The team is in twentieth place with eight units and Stillitano, a bet of the new leadership headed by Fabián Doman, did not resist the last tie at home against the last Colón de Santa Fe, after which there was a demonstration of fans in the main hall of the Libertadores de América-Ricardo Enrique Bochini stadium.

Monzón, champion of the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental in 1984 with José Omar Pastoriza’s team, already served as a “firefighter” in Independiente at the end of the 2004 season, and was also an assistant to Julio César Falcioni in the last part of his administration. by Hugo Moyano.

At the age of 61, Monzón will begin a new cycle with the hope of being ratified in office, although the leadership is advancing to hire Ricardo Zielinski, recently separated from Nacional de Montevideo.

Independiente hasn’t won a game since last January 28 when he made his LPF debut with a win against Talleres (1-0). Since then, they have accumulated five draws and two losses.

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In case of winning this Sunday, they will advance to the round awaiting the winner of Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero and Comunicaciones, of the First Metropolitan B.

Ciudad de Bolívar is a young club founded 20 years ago, which was promoted to the Federal A Tournament in 2021, the third division of Argentine soccer. They currently lead Zone B of that competition after defeating Estudiantes de San Luis and drawing with Deportivo Argentino de Monte Maíz, Córdoba, in their first two appearances.

Las Aguilas are led by “Indio” Hernán Darío Ortiz, former defender and coach of Gimnasia La Plata.

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