Professional League: River receives Argentines and honors the World Champions

River Plate will receive Argentinos this Sunday at the Monumental stadium, which promises to be full, with the seasoning of the pre-match tribute to the 1978, 1986 and 2022 world champions who wore the club’s shirt, including the presence of Daniel Passarella, in a match for the third date of the Professional Football League (LPF). The match will be played from 7:15 p.m. (ESPN Premium), will be refereed by Fernando Rapallini and the VAR will be in charge of Mauro Vigliano.

There will be an unforgettable party at the Monumental, which will look remodeled for the official debut of Martín Demichelis in Núñez, since after replacing Marcelo Gallardo he led the team in Santiago del Estero and Córdoba. With its capacity exhausted, the stadium will have a capacity of 83,196 people. The first phase of the remodeling has already finished and the second phase has begun, which will last until next year and there the capacity will be 84,357.

Among the most notable changes, the fans will be able to locate themselves in the San Martín Baja Inferior, as well as in the Centenario and Sivori Baja Inferior, which will become popular and will be separated from the pitch by a metal fence.

In addition to the premiere of the new amenities, there will be a tribute that will provoke emotion, nostalgia and the possibility of a great controversy in the event of Passarella, former player, coach and president of the club, during whose tenure at the head of the institution the “Millionaire” attends. de went to relegation on June 26, 2011 in a final against Belgrano de Córdoba.

River prepares a celebration for the recent winners of the third star of the Argentine national team in Qatar 2022: Franco Armani, as a player, and Roberto Ayala together with Pablo Aimar, as part of the coaching staff led by Lionel Scaloni, who will be joined by Ubaldo Fillol, Oscar Ortiz and Norberto Alonso (1978), Passarella (1978 and 1986), Nery Pumpido, Oscar Ruggeri and Héctor Enrique (1986).

As for Luque, who died in 2021, his daughter will be present, while Pumpido will not attend because due to his obligations as Conmebol leader he is in Morocco for the Club World Cup.

Racing needs to add

Racing Club, which barely obtained a point out of six in the first two dates as a result of a low level of play, will have the obligation to look for its first victory in the Professional League (LPF) when it receives Tigre at the Presidente Perón stadium, in Avellaneda, from 9:30 p.m., with the refereeing of Andrés Merlos (TNT Sports).

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The Academy starred in a bad start in the domestic tournament, despite the fact that 2023 began with the victory against Boca for the International Super Cup in Abu Dhabi, and a continuity of success was expected but a meager draw at home against Belgrano (0-0 ) and the defeat in La Paternal against Argentinos (0-1) stopped that momentum.

Tigre arrives with a painful history having been eliminated last Wednesday by Centro Español, from the First D, from the 32nd. of the Argentine Cup, after drawing 1-1 and losing on penalties. A hard blow for the team led by Diego Martínez.

In the LPF Tigre debuted with a great win against Estudiantes in La Plata (2-1) and then drew level in Victoria with Rosario Central (2-2), receiving the equalizer in injury time.

In search of the ideal score

Instituto de Córdoba, one of the pleasant revelations at the start of the Professional League will receive the pointer Huracán, who won in his two presentations. The match will be played from 9:30 p.m. (ESPN Premium) in Alta Córdoba and with the arbitration of Luis Lobo Medina. Instituto remains undefeated, with four points, while Huracán started the tournament with a perfect score.

Central receives a needy Arsenal

In one of the matches that will open the day on Sunday, Rosario Central, which started a new cycle again with Miguel Angel Russo as coach, will receive Arsenal de Sarandí, from 5:00 p.m. at the Gigante de Arroyito stadium, with arbitration by Fernando Espinoza ( TNT Sports).

El Canalla began their campaign with a home win against Argentinos Juniors (1-0) and then drew against Tigre (2-2) in Victoria, a game they had almost lost. Arsenal, meanwhile, lost to San Lorenzo (1-0) as a visitor and drew in Sarandí with Estudiantes (1-1).

Two that haven’t won yet

Banfield will be local against Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata, with the obligation of both to add the first victory in the Professional League 2023. The match will be played from 5:00 p.m. on the field of the Drill, with the arbitration of Andrés Merlos (TV public).

Banfield has one point and Gymnastics does not add units in the tournament, so they will look for a win to escape the lower zone of the general table – there is a direct place for relegation that way.

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