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Alberto Fernández congratulated Colón on the championship
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Alberto Fernández congratulated Colón on the championship

President Alberto Fernandez congratulated the Athletic Club this Saturday Colon of Santa Fe for being champion for the first time in its history, after winning in the final of the Professional Soccer League Cup to Racing Club by 3 to 0, at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium."My congratulations to Colón and his fans for having achieved the 2021 Professional Football League Championship," the head of state wrote on his social network account Twitter. https://twitter.com/alferdez/status/1401270515466178562 In that sense, he stressed that in the game held this Friday "the work of a team that showed a well-played football allowed this beloved club from Santa Fe to obtain a well deserved achievement."Receive my brotherly hug!", concluded the President, who sent the tweet to the club's accou...
Columbus champion!  He overwhelmed Racing and won the League Cup
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Columbus champion! He overwhelmed Racing and won the League Cup

"The fault lies with this Sabalero people. (...) Ah eh eh ah, I am Sabalero," sang Los Palmeras in the remembered prelude to that historic South American Cup 2019, which ended with Columbus's dismay at the gates of the feat . Finally, a few years later, the Santa Fe club adventure found its well-deserved happy ending. In the definition of the League Cup played this Friday in San Juan, Colón did not fail.It was 3-0 against a timid Racing, which had been passing stages thanks to its temperance on penalties to, somehow, divert attention from its irregular performance when playing. With goals from Rodrigo Aliendro, Cristian Bernardi and Alexis Castro, Eduardo Domínguez's team won the first title in its history in the highest category. The finishing touch for a club that, since the arrival ...
Racing-Colón’s preview in San Juan, in numbers
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Racing-Colón’s preview in San Juan, in numbers

Colón will go in search of the first official title in its history. He was close to achieving it in the final of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2019 against Independiente del Valle (Ecuador). Racing will be present in its 27th final in Argentine soccer. He played 23 finals in National Cups with a balance of 12 victories and 11 defeats. If they win, the Albicelestes will reach Boca as the top winner in Local Cups, with 14 trophies. Statistical comparison of the finalists. They will complete 80 games in history. They recorded 76 matches in the First Division, 2 matches in International Cups (CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2012) and 1 match in Local Cups (LPF Cup 2021). Eduardo Domínguez's team was the best team in Zone A of the qualifying phase (25 Pts.). The Rojinegro is the team that got the m...
Racing eliminated Boca on penalties and will play the final of the League Cup
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Racing eliminated Boca on penalties and will play the final of the League Cup

The postponement of the League Cup definitions generated an expectation that neither Boca nor Racing dared to star. The teams of Miguel Ángel Russo and Juan Antonio Pizzi almost agreed to take over each of a time, close the story in a goalless draw and leave the surprises to that always emotional protocol that are the definitions for penalties, where this Monday in San Juan the one who The cast of Avellaneda stood out, to win 4-2 and get into the long-awaited final.In a meeting that was painted a gray football, impoverished by the lack of ideas of both teams in the Bicentennial stadium, neither of them went out to look for their place in the final with a vehemence that could be translated into their game or their push to step on the rival area. In the first half, Racing was the one who ha...
Gómez, Racing goalkeeper: "I told my teammates that we were going to go through penalties"
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Gómez, Racing goalkeeper: "I told my teammates that we were going to go through penalties"

Gastón Gómez was one of the main responsible for Racing's triumph against Boca in the semi-final of the Professional League Cup, where the Academy got a ticket to the final after the penalty shootout, after the boring 0-0 in regular time. The goalkeeper, who appeared as a starter in the absence of Gabriel Arias due to the call to the Chilean National Team, stopped one of the shots for the Pizzi party. "I told my teammates during the week that we were going to go through penalties. I had all the faith in the world that we were going to go through and I had a feeling that it was going to be through penalties. It finally happened," he revealed after the end of the game. Regarding the process of the ...
Palace of Rossi to River: "While many were on vacation, we played the semi"
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Palace of Rossi to River: "While many were on vacation, we played the semi"

The Boca Juniors goalkeeper, Agustín Rossi, appreciated having reached the semi-finals of the Professional League Cup with his team, pointing out that "while many were on vacation, we played in the semi-finals", after the 4-2 penalty shootout. against Racing, after equaling 0-0.The goalkeeper, who stopped the penalty executed by Fabricio Domínguez, after the elimination of the last Argentine champion said that "there is anger but no reproaches. We played a good game in general and we looked for it, but it could not be given."Then he referred to the game his adversary played today: "They all got behind, and we didn't take advantage of the two or three situations we had."On the definition of penalties, he expressed that "I tried to decide on the court. I did not loo...
The controversies of the semifinal between Boca and Racing: were the faults of Moreno and Fabra for red?
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The controversies of the semifinal between Boca and Racing: were the faults of Moreno and Fabra for red?

By Miguel Ángel Scime for Infobae. Little and nothing happened in the first half of the first semifinal for the Professional League Cup between Boca and Racing in San Juan. Strong leg, tactical game and almost zero arrivals at goal. However, the controversy was present at the beginning of the meeting. Barely a couple of minutes had elapsed from the match when Aníbal Moreno played a ball in the middle of the court with Alan Varela. There was friction, sanction and protests. The former Newell's, in his attempt to protect the possession of the ball, extended an arm and connected the face of the youthful xeneize, who felt the impact and fell to the grass. Darío Herrera, referee of the match, sanc...
Boca and Racing play for a place in the League Cup final
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Boca and Racing play for a place in the League Cup final

Boca and Racing They already play at the San Juan Bicentennial Stadium in search of the final of the Professional League Cup, after having surpassed River and Vélez, respectively, and after rescheduling due to last week's restrictions.The team led by coach Miguel Ángel Russo agreed to this instance after having beaten River 4-2 on penalties, after the 1-1 equality during the ninety regulation minutes, in the quarterfinals. To face the "Academy", Russo will not be able to count on defender Marcos Rojo (muscle injury in the left adductor) and midfielders Agustín Almendra (tear in the right adductor) and Cristian Medina, who is recovering from coronavirus. Those led by Juan Antonio Pizzi, meanwhile, left Vélez on the road in the quarterfinals after the 4-2 in favor in the penalty shoot-out,...