The leader Racing will visit San Lorenzo this Friday with the premise of obtaining a victory that ensures first place in the table, in the match with which the fourteenth day of Zone A of the Professional League Cup will open. The match will take place at the Pedro Bidegain stadium starting at 6:30 p.m., it will be arbitrated by Fernando Espinoza, it will have Jorge Baliño in the VAR and the television of TNT Sports.
San Lorenzo comes to this match after beating Newell’s 2-1 in their visit, which meant a bit of relief for a team hit by the football and institutional crisis and will seek to add a new victory for the future so as not to deal with the averages.
Interim coach Fernando Berón would bet again on the same eleven that began playing in Rosario as defender Cristian Zapata and striker Adam Bareiro continue to recover from their respective tears. From the injured list, the one who did recover was midfielder Néstor Ortigoza, who suffered from muscular overload and will have to wait for his opportunity from the substitutes’ bench.
For its part, Racing comes from equaling 1 to 1 with Banfield with an alternative team and will go in search of adding at least one unit that will allow it to secure first place in Zone A, which has already qualified for the quarterfinals of the Professional League Cup.
Although there is no confirmation from coach Fernando Gago, it is estimated that he would bet again on an alternate cast taking into account the wear and tear during the week due to the Copa Sudamericana match against Cuibá from Brazil.
Farewell in Lanus
Meanwhile Barracas Central and Godoy Cruz will close, from 9:30 pm, their participation in Zone B of the League Cup at the Lanús stadium. The “Guapo” moved from his usual location in Huracán to the Néstor Díaz Pérez stadium, which will finally host the match (before it was Arsenal), which will be refereed by Yael Falcón Pérez and will be broadcast on ESPN Premium.
Barracas and Godoy Cruz, both with 16 points, no longer have a chance of qualifying for the quarterfinals and will seek to close the tournament with a victory to increase the average in the fight for permanence.
The team led by Alfredo Berti comes from losing against Boca Juniors (2-0) in La Bombonera and will return to the Arsenal stadium where they achieved their last victory in the tournament, which was against the locals by 1-0 on date 11.
Godoy Cruz, meanwhile, achieved the first victory of the cycle for the Favio Orsi-Sergio Gómez duo after a tight 1-0 win over Central Córdoba of Santiago del Estero in Mendoza.
Now the technical duo will try to remain undefeated (one win and three draws) and add the first victory as a visitor. In the “Tomba” there will be a forced change since the defender Gianluca Ferrai received the fifth yellow card and would be replaced by Leonel González.
It will be the first official confrontation in the First Division between Barracas Central and Godoy Cruz.