Professional League: Independiente receives Colón amid internal tensions

Independiente, who has six appearances without wins and has his DT Leandro Stillitano on the tightrope, will be local against Colón de Santa Fe with the urgency of achieving the three points, in one of the five games that will give continuity this Saturday to the eighth date of the Professional Football League (LPF). The match will be played at the Libertadores de América-Ricardo Enrique Bochini stadium, from 7:00 p.m.with the arbitration of Nicolás Lamolina and televised by ESPN.

The weather at Independiente is not good, they haven’t won since the first day when they beat Talleres in Córdoba and people are impatient. The new leadership, led by President Fabián Doman, tries to pay the debts left by the government of Hugo Moyano, but the fan also wants the team to win.

Like little Doman said during the week “I don’t like being president and that my team hasn’t won six dates” evidencing discontent with Leandro Stillitano’s cycle charge of the team, to which the DT pointed out “It does not cross my mind to leave Independiente”.

The concrete thing is that If the Red does not obtain a good result against the Santa Fe team, Stillitano’s future in Avellaneda would be in doubt. That’s why The victory for Independiente is a priority, who would only make a change against Colón with respect to the team that drew against Barracas, with the entry of Luciano Gómez by the expelled Sergio Barreto.

Colón, directed by Néstor Gorosito, replaced Marcelo Saralegui, has not won yet and has 10 commitments without doing so. He lost the first three games and now he has four draws in a row and the DT would not make any changes. El Sabalero is last and one of the three descents is precisely for the last place in the tablea situation that begins to weigh on the players and the fans.

Platense, in need, receives Defense

From 7:00 p.m., Platense will receive Defense and Justice at the Vicente López stadiumwith arbitration by Leandro Rey Hilfer and broadcast by TNT Sports.

Platense has seven points in the championship and expects to win to catch up with Sarmiento in the averages; while Defense and Justice will arrive with the chance to get on topsince it has 14 units (16 has the leader, San Lorenzo).

Two that go for more

At the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, Godoy Cruz will receive Belgrano, from 9:30 p.m.with arbitration by Nazareno Arasa, television by TNT Sports and the presence of at least 8,000 fans of the Cordoba team.

He Tomba has 9 pointsthe product of three wins and four losses, the last one against River (3-0) in Nüñez, while the Pirates added 11 units and on the previous date they tied at home with Lanus (0-0).

At Godoy Cruz, the coach Diego Flores could repeat the formation, since he has not been injured or suspendedand beyond the defeat suffered against River, on the previous date the same 11 had clearly beaten Racing (2-0) with a good performance.

In Belgrano, the coach Guillermo Farré will have to retouch the team because the right side Gabriel Compagnucci suffered a tear and will be at least three weeks off the courts. His replacement will emerge between Juan Barinaga and Ulises Sánchez, in the event that it is the latter, he will leave his position in midfield and fall behind the defense, then the one who will enter the midfield zone will be Guillermo Pereira.

To get out of the red zone

Arsenal, which occupies the last place in the average table and is at serious risk of being relegated this season, will be at home against Tigre. The match will be played from 4:30 p.m.with the refereeing of Fernando Espinoza and televised by TNT Sports.

Arsenal, led by Carlos Ruíz, has not won at home for four dates, its average of 0.988 is last and 12 points behind Sarmiento, which will be the team to reach in the averagesTherefore, this season they will have to suffer to stay in first place.

Tigre comes from suffering two defeats in a row and the campaign of those led by Diego Martínez is weak, placing eight units from the middle of the table downwardsdespite having the scorer Mateo Retegui, who agreed to play for the Italian national team and will not be available.

Atlético goes for recovery

Atlético Tucumán will be local against Barracas Central, in a match that will start at 9:30 p.m. at the José Fierro stadium and will be broadcast on Public TV. The Tucumans add six units, while their rival has eight, both far from the relegation zone on average.

Lucas Pusineri’s team will repeat the same names that drew against Instituto de Córdoba (1-1) in Alta Córdoba, since they did not present any injuries this week. Barracas, meanwhile, would not present variations with respect to the eleven that started in the 1-1 draw against Independiente.

The last one-on-one in this competition was on August 23, in the 2022 Argentina – Professional League tournament, and Atlético Tucumán took the 4-0 victory.

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