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Professional League: Vélez-Independiente was a football party in Liniers

Velez, with an undefeated of seven dates and as leader of the annual table, and Independent, who comes from suffering a hard home win against Godoy Cruz, they gave away six goals in the most attractive match on Saturday’s agenda for date 14 of the Professional Soccer League. The return of the public to the José Amalfitani stadium closed with a spectacular 3-3 that delivered emotions of all colors, although those of Avellaneda, who won by two goals ahead until 88 minutes, were the ones who were left with the bitter taste.

Juan Martín Lucero scored the 1-0 at 12 minutes but it was Silvio Romero who, on two occasions, put Julio César Falcioni’s team ahead on the scoreboard, in the middle of an entertaining first half in Liniers. In the second half, Ayrton Costa extended the lead at 71 minutes, but Thiago Almada at 88 and Matías de los Santos at 92 sealed the epic comeback, celebrated by the public in Liniers.

The local team, with Mauricio Pellegrino as DT, goes through a positive series with five wins and two draws that placed it nine points behind the Talleres leader and with the first place in the general table. With 51 units in the annual table, in addition, he is qualifying for the Copa Libertadores next year and, if he is not fully in the fight for the title with Talleres and River, it is due to his bad start to the tournament, when he barely managed three of 18 units in the six initial dates.

The time of the Amalfitani to reconnect with its people (Image: Fotobaires).

IndependentFor his part, he had tried on the candidate clothes but two defeats, at home, against Lanús and Godoy Cruz, left him with fewer chances and today he aims to enter the Libertadores, although he was six points from the classification zone and should be content with advancing to the South American. The initial objective of the group led by Julio César Falcioni, before the Fortín, goes through leave behind the hard blow of 1-4 suffered against the Mendoza team at Libertadores de América.



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