The semifinals of the Professional League Cup (LPF) between Boca and Racing, and Independiente against Colón de Santa Fe, will be played on May 31, while the final will take place on June 2, always with the San Juan stadium. of the Bicentennial as the setting, as confirmed by the AFA.

In this context, the entity issued an official statement in which it confirmed that the two semifinals will be played next Monday, the same day at the San Juan stadium, at times that will be announced in the next few hours, while the final that will consecrate the champion of the League Cup will take place 48 hours later, with San Juan as the only stage.

Likewise, the statement recalled that if the semifinals end even after 90 minutes, definitions will be appealed through auctions from the penalty spot, while in the final, in the event of a tie there will be an extra time of 30 minutes and if equality persists, a series will be used from the 12 steps.

The decision to resume activity one day after ending the restrictions imposed by the National Government was analyzed by the AFA and the authorities of the Professional Football League and Racing’s position weighed heavily, through its president Victor White, because the Avellaneda club could be harmed if the definition was delayed.

It is that two titular players of “The Academy”, the archer Gabriel Arias placeholder image, great figure of the team, and the defender Eugenio Mena, were summoned to join the Chilean team to play the South American Qualifiers to be played on June 3 (against Argentina) and June 8, respectively.

So that Racing will be able to count on Arias and Mena in the semifinal against Boca and, in the case of advancing to the final, the presence of both in the team he directs. Juan Antonio Pizzi it will depend exclusively on the success of the efforts that Blanco will carry out with the Chileans.

Racing was fourth in Zone A of the group stage and eliminated Vélez in the quarterfinals on penalties and with a great performance from goalkeeper Arias, while Boca placed second in Zone B and left heads-up on the way to River in the Superclásico, also with definition from the 12 steps.

Colón, meanwhile, won Zone A and eliminated Talleres in the quarterfinals, while Independiente came out third in Zone B and left Estudiantes de La Plata on the road, in both cases in penalties, which was the constant that marked the League Cup so far.

In another order, the AFA announced in the statement that the 2021 Champions Trophy will be played on December 17, at the Sole Mother of Cities stadium in Santiago del Estero and will feature the winners of the League Cup and the next Tournament of the LPF that will begin in the second half of 2021.

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