Both Estudiantes and Gimnasia will take the first step in the next edition of the Professional League Cup on Sunday, February 13. El Pincha as a local of Independiente, the team that after the departure of Julio César Falcioni was left in the hands of Eduardo Domínguez, in UNO, while the Wolf will have to travel to the Cilindro de Avellaneda to cross with the Academy that is in charge of Fernando Gago.
Gymnastics will be part of Zone A of the contest whose start was postponed a week due to the multiple infections of Covid-19 registered in the different campuses, together with Talleres, San Lorenzo, Defensa y Justicia, Sarmiento, Banfield, Argentinos, Racing, Unión, Atlético Tucumán, River, Newell’s, Patronato and Platense.
Students, for their part, were assigned Zone B, which includes Godoy Cruz, Huracán, Arsenal, Barracas Central, Lanús, Vélez, Independiente, Colón, Central Córdoba, Boca, Central, Aldosivi and Tigre.
Both albirrojos and albiazules will play a total of 14 matches, 13 of them corresponding to the respective Zone, and the remaining interzonal, against their classic rival. And regarding the La Plata classic, it will be played within the framework of the seventh date, on Sunday March 20, at the Juan Carmelo Zerillo stadium, 60 and 118, just like the last match, which ended in an electrifying tie 4 to Four.
Students, as mentioned, will make their local debut in 57 and 1 against Rojo de Avellaneda, on February 13, and three days later, for the second date, they will have to visit Huracán, at the Tomás Adolfo Ducó, in Parque de los Patricians.
He will then receive Lanús and Arsenal, he will be the guest of Vélez and on the sixth date he will have to face Boca on his court, after which he will go to the Forest to play the classic. This will be on March 20, after which he will have to wait until April 3 to appear again, because there will be a hiatus in the competition, in this case against Godoy Cruz, in Mendoza.
Gymnastics, meanwhile, after the presentation as a visitor to Racing, on February 13, will be shown the following Wednesday on their court against San Lorenzo, the Barça team that will arrive under the leadership of Pedro Troglio.
Subsequently, the schedule indicates two consecutive outings, to face Banfield and Defense and Justice, he will return to 60 and 118 to receive Argentinos, and after visiting River at the Monumental he will play the local classic against Estudiantes. After cardboard, there will be a weekend without football and again action in the Forest, in this case with Talleres as a rival.
The minimum objective, both for the student group led by Ricardo Zielinski and the healthy menswear led by Néstor Gorosito, will be to reap points to establish themselves in the table of averages that at the end of the year will again determine two decreases.
But considering the antecedents, of one and the other, in the last tournament, it seems clear that both will aim for a second goal, which will be to classify among the first four of each Zone, to define the title in quarterfinal, semifinal and final matches, to single match in neutral setting.
In the final sprint of the contest whose closing of the qualifying stage is set for May 8, Estudiantes will meet successively with Tigre (L), Colón (V), Aldosivi (L) and Central (V); while Gymnastics will do so playing against Platense (V), Unión (L), Patronato (V) and Newell’s (L).
Thus was set the situation four for Pinchas and Triperos.