Independiente beat Estudiantes on penalties and went on to the semi-finals of the LPF

Independiente (Avellaneda) became the first team to reach the semifinals of the Professional Football League (LPF), after defeating Estudiantes (La Plata) by 5 to 4 on penalties.

The match between the “Pincha” of Ricardo Zielinksi and the “Red” of Julio Cesar Falcioni he had finished with a boring 0-0 in regulation time, but the shots from 12 paces added spice to the day.

The hero of the match was Independiente’s goalkeeper, the Uruguayan Sebastian Sosa, author of two key saves in the penalty shootout.

Those of Avellaneda had played more than half an hour with one less player, as a result of the expulsion of Thomas ortega, who received the second yellow for an infraction simulated by Leonardo godoy, of the “Pincha”, and that the referee Pablo Echavarría sanctioned with card.

Now, Independiente must wait for the other key to the quarterfinals, which has Colón (Santa Fe) of Luis Miguel Rodriguez and Talleres (Córdoba) as protagonists.

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