Professional League: Independiente could not with an alternative Vélez

independent stressed this Sunday his football crisis with the 1-1 draw against an alternative Vélez Sarsfield and with his mind set on the semifinals of the Libertadores Cup.

In the date 16 of the Professional League, the Avellaneda club took the lead with Alan Soñorabut the Fortin matched it through Lucas Pratto in the final minutes and once again unleashed the anger of his fans at the Libertadores de América-Ricardo Enrique Bochini stadium.

Independentwho won one of the last 12 games in the local championship, He has 15 points and kept the advantage of three against Vélez (12). Both are at the bottom of the table of positions.

The Red has six games without winning at homewhile the Fortín accumulates 12 games without victories.

The match was messy and very disputed at the beginning until the goal of Independiente. After the execution of a side, Batallini beat him the position to Damián Fernández and sent the center to Soñora, who defined without problems.

Independiente gained confidence and took center stage against an uncoordinated Vélez in their lines. Julio Falcioni’s team dominated the ball, but lacked depth against a rival with serious problems on the right side, shared between Guidara and Fernández.

Vélez had his only dangerous situation through set pieces, one of Independiente’s weak points, but Miguel Brizuela’s header went close to the right post.

The Red The first stage ended with the attacking projections of Vigo and Leandro Fernández, and could have increased the advantage with a header from Batallini.

The snap showed a more delayed Independent, which led to greater possession of the ball for the visit. Shortly after, local fans rose from their seats to wake up an overly static and cautious team.

DT Alexander Medina resorted to the usual headlines to turn the tide of the encounter with four mods at once. Vélez went for everything with the income of Bou, Pratto, Janson and Garayalde. The idea was to accentuate the slight improvement in performance, facilitated by the extreme precautions of the premises.

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Vélez took possession of the ball and Independiente defended in their area. about the end, a mistake of Sebastian Sosa made the tie possible.

The Uruguayan goalkeeper rejected the ball before an eventual pass behind Elizalde, but he left it short for Bou to send the center to the head of “Bear” Prattothe ball grazed in Vigo and made the final 1-1.

The place ended up blurred and criticized by its fanswhile the visit rescued a point after an erratic first half.

On the next date Independiente will visit Gimnasia La Plata and Vélezafter the first Copa Libertadoes semifinal against Flamengo from Brazil in Liniers, will host Newell’s Old Boys.

Voices in Avellaneda

“I have a lot of anger. We had a good first half, but in the second we did everything wrong because we fell too far back,” he said. to TNT Sports Alan Sonoraauthor of the Red goal.

“It is important that a midfielder scores goalsI hadn’t been given it for a long time, but it’s more important if it helps the team win and unfortunately we didn’t win. I don’t know if Vélez reached us, but we threw ourselves back and screwed up”, closed the midfielder of an Independent that is in the last positions of the championship.

On your side, goalkeeper Lucas Hoyos pointed to TNT Sports: “Luckily a point was rescued. In the first half we made a lot of mistakes, but we knew we could turn it around because we bothered them with little”.

And he added: “The moment is difficult because, beyond the fact that we are in the semifinals (of the Copa Libertadores), we are doing poorly in the championship. We psyched ourselves up in the same way for the tournament and the Cup, but today in the first half nothing worked out for us. There are no more excuses, since we have to win the next one and get out of the lower positions because Vélez is great”, concluded the goalkeeper visitor.

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