Racing Y Colon face off for the end of the Argentine Professional League Cup. The meeting will be played this Friday, from 5:00 in the afternoon (Peruvian time), at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium. The transmission will be in charge of TNT, ESPN and Fox Sports Premium.
The ‘Academy’ is one step away from conquering its fourteenth national cup and if it does, it will match Boca as the top winner in this category and will be ahead of River (13), with which it currently shares second place.
On the other side will be the ‘Sabalero’ team, which does not have official titles in Argentine soccer and as a major achievement it shows the final of the Copa Sudamericana 2019 that it lost with the Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle.
Racing vs. Colon | Schedules:
5:00 p.m. – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico
18:00 hours – Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay
7:00 p.m. – Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil
00:00 hours on Saturday – Spain, Germany, Italy, France
On the way to the definition, in the quarterfinals, Colón gave an account of Talleres on penalties (5-3) after equaling 1-1 and in the semifinal he defeated Independiente 2-0 with authority, while Racing appealed to the tie-breaks from eleven meters to eliminate Vélez (4-2) and Boca (4-2), after two draws at zero.
Colón, led by Eduardo Domínguez, was the great revelation of the tournament by finishing first in his zone and advancing at decisive times. He exhibited a team with several experienced players, including the talented Luis ‘Pulga’ Rodríguez, the Colombian Wilson Morelo and the Uruguayan goalkeeper Leonardo Burián.
On their side, Racing found strong support in the good streak that their forwards Enzo Copetti and Tomás Chancalay are going through, plus a midfield with consistent performance, with Ignacio Piatti and Leonel Miranda as the highest points.
Other high points of the ‘Academy’ during the championship have been the goalkeeper Gabriel Arias and the defender Eugenio Mena, but both will not be in the final, since they have been called up to the Chilean team for the South American Qualifiers and the Copa América from Brazil.
At the last minute, in Colón, forward Facundo Farías was ruled out, who tested positive for coronavirus, and defender Rafael Delgado (suspended) and defender Bruno Bianchi, who suffered a tear, will not be able to play either.
Also in Racing there was a case of covid, which leaves out midfielder Julián López, whose place will be occupied by Mauricio Martínez, who returns to start after having served a suspension date against Boca.
Racing vs. Colon | Possible lineups:
Racing: Gastón Gómez – Juan Cáceres or Iván Pillud, Leonardo Sigali, Nery Domínguez and Lucas Orban – Mauricio Martínez, Leonel Miranda and Ignacio Piatti – Tomás Chancalay, Enzo Copetti and Darío Cvitanich. DT: Juan Antonio Pizzi.
Colon: Leonardo Burián – Facundo Mura, Facundo Garcés, Gonzalo Piovi and Gonzalo Escobar – Alexis Castro, Federico Lértora and Rodrigo Aliendro – Cristian Bernardi – Luis Miguel Rodríguez and Nicolás Leguizamón or Wilson Morelo. DT: Eduardo Domínguez
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