Julio César Falcioni exploded with emotion with the victory over Estudiantes and Independiente qualification for the semifinals of the Argentine Professional League Cup. The ‘Rojo’ coach came to tears in the moving celebration at the Jorge Luis Hirschi Stadium in La Plata.
The ‘Emperor’ reacted by looking and pointing to the sky, thus dedicating the victory to his wife Ada Adela Palka, who died a few days ago. Falcioni, absent from Independiente’s recent training sessions due to the terrible loss, he was embraced by his coaching staff and tears welled up.
The ‘Red’ advances
Independent they qualified for the semifinals of the Argentine league by beating Estudiantes 4-1 on penalties, after equaling 0-0 in the 90 minutes, in the first quarter-final match.
He beat cancer, he returned to direct. He had Covid and he overcame it. This week he lost the love of his life and appeared to direct #Independent. Falcioni moved us all. Congratulations and strength, Emperor!pic.twitter.com/6Z1CyQhZlh
— ESPN Argentina (@ESPNArgentina) May 16, 2021
The ‘Rojo’ prevailed in the tiebreaker after a barely discreet development match and with few arrivals to the areas, which Avellaneda’s team played for a long time with ten players due to the expulsion of lateral Thomas Ortega (59).
In the penalty shootout, the Uruguayan goalkeeper Sebastián Sosa stopped the shots of Fabián Noguera and the Uruguayan Martín Cauteruccio, while for IndependentSilvio Romero, Lucas Rodríguez, Domingo Blanco and Braian Martínez converted.
In the semifinals, Independent They will face next week, at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium, in San Juan (west), with the winner of the quarterfinal being Colón and Talleres de Córdoba.
The quarterfinals of the Argentine League Cup will be completed on Sunday with the match between Vélez Sarsfield and Racing, first thing in the morning, and then, with the superclassic between Boca and River, in the Bombonera.
With information from AFP.