Leandro Benegas left her served, meek and serene. Without controlling it to avoid being overrun, Lucas Romero took it as it came with an unappealable right hand from the edge of the large area: the shot, powerful, embedded itself next to the right post of Santiago Mele, the Union goalkeeper. With that goal scored shortly after the start of the second half, the midfielder sealed Independiente’s victory, the fourth in a row between the Professional League and the Argentine Cup. And, personally, he was the element that ended up turning him into the figure of the meeting.
”We played against a tough rival, who becomes strong on his court. We knew it was going to be a very intense game, short. We were able to come out with a victory. We came back strong after a big run (NDE: the team went six games in a row without winning). It is a triumph that gives us a lot of confidence and encouragement for what is to come”assured the good midfielder that El Rojo has, convinced of what aspects Independiente improved to boost his recovery.
a fundamental change
“The intensity, the commitment, the dedication, the effort changed. We put a lot of emphasis on that.” highlighted the team captain. And he added: “We started to become strong from that place, being a solid, seasoned team. And, from there, we started to grow. At times, in parts, it was seen that we tried to play too. That’s good”.
Romero was a standard bearer in that renewed fighting spirit. A good example of the vigor that Red adjusted to play each game, with a much more liberated head and a warm heart. The Dog showed impetus, order to handle that sector of the court and deployment to quickly recover the ball. He was a fundamental link in another joy for Independiente, who came from beating Aldosivi 3-0, Sarmiento de Junín 2-1 and Vélez 2-0 (Argentina Cup).
Within a game that was not well played, with inaccuracies from both and few emotions, the Red took the prize for opportunism and great dedication. Without having anything left over, he understood that he must cling to the pick and the shovel, to the sacrifice and to some individuality that turns on him. Yesterday, that individuality was Romero.