Tigre deepened the sinking of Vélez by defeating him 2-0 this Sunday, in a match that Matador defined in the first 22 minutes of the game and that left the team led by Diego Martínez in the Copa Sudamericana position in the annual table.
At the José Dellagiovanna stadium in the Buenos Aires town of Victoria, the local team showed superiority and ended up winning with goals scored by Paraguayan Blas Armoa (at 6) and Facundo Colidio (at 22).
Velez’s bad moment
For its part, the Liniers team, still hurt by the elimination in the Copa Libertadores at the hands of Flamengo (by a global result of 6 to 1) and the most recent loss in the Copa Argentina (defeat 2 to 0 with Independiente in the round of 16 ), added their fifteenth consecutive match without wins (nine draws and six losses).
“If I didn’t feel the support of the players, I wouldn’t be in the position anymore. There are material and resources to get ahead. You come out of this situation with work and more work. I have no doubt that we are going to turn it around,” said Uruguayan Alexander Medina, DT Velezano, after the fall.
Tigre’s keys to success
In the context of an attractive match, Tigre was more based on a greater offensive voracity, expressed in the imbalance that Armoa showed and in the unchecking ability of the best striker in the championship: the scorer Mateo Retegui, who leads the statistics with 13 goals. .
With these simple arguments, plus the criteria exhibited in the central zone by the Ezequiel Fernández-Lucas Menossi tandem, those led by Diego Martínez exploited gross shortcomings in a rival that seems not only to have hit rock bottom in the emotional aspect but also in football.
The difference could have been greater but, for example, a header from Retegui crashed into the post. To make matters worse for the visit, at 55 minutes he was expelled for a double yellow card by winger Emanuel Insúa, but Tigre did not know how to reflect the man with the most, increasing the score.
getting back on track
After achieving the runner-up position in the League Cup in the first semester, Tigre had a hard time settling into the current League -with elimination in the Argentine Cup against Deportivo Madryn included- although in recent games he has been getting back on track, still with an excess of draws : lost just one of the last 11 games, with four wins and six draws.